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Degree Awarded: B.A. or B.S. in Environmental Science

You have a passion for the environment. You see your future self working outside or in a lab collecting data. Maybe you see yourself working in environmental law, education, history, or urban planning. Regardless of where your environmental interests lead you, NKU has a degree program for you.

United by our passion for the environment, NKU’s environmental science degrees focus on environmental communication, health, community, local and global issues, sustainability, water resources, and social responsibility in science.

Both the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) offer a solid foundation in the sciences and emphasize the importance of understanding the interrelationships among the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.



  • Natural resource technician
  • Environmental toxicologist/health specialist
  • Environmental educator/naturalist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Field scientist
  • Urban planner


The inclusion of research or internships enables students to gain expertise and experience to monitor, an­alyze, and contribute to the solution of current environmental problems.

These opportunities are provided by faculty from the Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Geology departments, the Center for Integrative Natural Sci­ence and Mathematics (CINSAM), the Center for Environmental Restoration (CER), indus­try and government agencies.


Program Contact Information

Lynn Crane
Academic Advisor Specialist