National University

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences

Lead Faculty: Dr. Dzung T. Nguyen

The B.S. in Environmental Science is designed to prepare students with an in-depth understanding of the breadth of contemporary environmental issues through a series of courses in Environmental Science, Biological Science, and Earth Science with an emphasis on conservation, sustainability, and optimal management of natural resources.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Recognize the major components of the earth's systems and how they function.
  2. Recognize the important effects of political, economical, social, and educational forces on environmental protection.
  3. Examine individual impacts on global resources and the patterns of unequal distribution of such resources.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of natural resource policy, environmental regulations, and resource management.
  5. Apply state of the art scientific and environmental concepts to solve environmental problems.
  6. Recognize the link between healthy ecosystems and healthy human populations.


To receive a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science degree, students must complete at least 180 quarter units as articulated below, 45 of which must be completed in residence at National University, 76.5 of which must be completed at the upper-division level, and complete General Education Requirements. In the absence of transfer credit, additional general electives may be necessary to satisfy total units for the degree. Refer to the section on undergraduate admission procedures for specific information regarding admission and evaluation.

Preparation for the Major (17 courses; 64.5 quarter units)

Requirements for the Major (12 courses; 54.0 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
Upper-Division Electives (4 courses;18 quarter units)
Students may select only 300-, 400-, or 500-level courses in the College of Letters and Sciences to complete the total of 76.5 upper division units for the degree. Some of the suggested upper-division courses are:

Program Information