Program Description

Understanding the environment has become highly dependent on advanced technology, therefore graduates will learn to use marketable geospatial applications such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS), Computer Systems Modeling (CSM), and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and learn how to apply them to study environmental problems.

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Program Length

2 Years

Possible Careers

Career options in the field of environmental sciences are diverse and abundant. The Environmental Sciences Program prepares students for entry-level jobs in environmental sciences or GIS fields. Graduates may pursue jobs in the public sector through local, state, and federal agencies such as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, and Department of Fish and Game. In the private sector, graduates may seek jobs in environmental consulting firms, foundations, and organizations. Some examples of career paths that environmental science graduates pursue include environmental engineering, science and social policy, and a wide variety of natural resources management fields such as soil science, forestry, agriculture, watershed science, range management, wildlife conservation, recreation resources, land management, and ecology; landscape architecture, conservation science, geographic information science (GIS), climatology, diverse health sciences; as well as public policy, law, or planning careers.

Application Deadlines

Quarter Application Open Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Autumn of 2024 Aug 1, 2023 Jan 1, 2024 May 1, 2024
Autumn of 2025 Aug 1, 2024 Jan 1, 2025 May 1, 2025

Admissions Requirements

A student in the Environmental Sciences Program will take the first two years of general education and science courses at any regionally accredited community college or university, and the last two years of the curriculum at this University (LLU). There are two options for entering the program:

A: Students may elect to complete all the prerequisite course work (95-99 quarter units) in an accredited college setting of their choice, and finish their junior and senior years at LLU.

B: Or, students desiring to obtain early entrance to the program may do so if they complete a minimum of 75 quarter units (50 semester units) at a community college of their choice and then begin course work at this University (LLU) while concurrently taking course work at a nearby community college in order to complete their outstanding prerequisite requirements.

Admission requirements for the program are a 2.5 G.P.A. during the first two years of course work and letters of recommendation from two faculty members at institutions previously attended.


Please reference the Admissions Requirements.
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Expected Cost of Attendance

Academic Year 2017-2018

Year of Program: Year 1
Tuition $21,112
Fees $3,000
Books & Supplies $1,750
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms) $13,680
Total $39,542


Many students in this program receive financial aid.

Estimated Living Expenses

Academic Year 2017-2018, off campus, with a roommate

Year of Program: Year 1
Months enrolled 12
Food and Housing
Miscellaneous Personal Costs


  • Amounts are what a student can apply to borrow for the number of months shown in each academic year based on living off campus with a roommate and not with a relative.
  • International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on the numbers listed here.
  • In general, to qualify for financial aid a student must be enrolled at least half time taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.