2020 Most Affordable Online Environmental Science Degrees

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These schools represent the least expensive options for obtaining an online bachelor's degree in environmental science. Each school on this list offers a tuition rate under $17,000 per year. Fort Hays State University, the #1 option, charges only $6,560 per year. Classes at FHSU include Bioethics, Economic Ideas & Current Issues, Elements of Physical Geography, Global Environmental Issues, Humans & the Environment, and Literature & the Environment. Columbia Southern University comes in second place, with an affordable tuition rate of $6,900 per year.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $6,560
# 2 #2 $6,900
# 3 #3 $7,146
# 4 #4 $7,501
# 5 #5 $8,100
# 6 #6 $9,600
# 7 #7 $10,376
# 8 #8 $11,430
# 9 #9 $11,940
# 10 #10 $12,270
# 11 #11 $12,768
# 12 #12 $12,834
# 13 #13 $13,547
# 14 #14 $14,100
# 15 #15 $14,594
# 16 #16 $14,970
# 17 #17 $15,000
# 18 #18 $15,750
# 19 #19 $15,900
# 20 #20 $16,091
# 21 #21 $16,377
# 22 #22 $16,695
# 23 #23 $16,980
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,560
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Example Classes: Bioethics; Economic Ideas & Current Issues; Elements of Physical Geography; Global Environmental Issues; Humans & the Environment; Literature & the Environment

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Geosciences
  • Bachelor of General Studies - Sustainability
  • Bachelor of Science in Geosciences - Geography
  • Annual Tuition: $6,900
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes: Assessing Environmental Science; Environmental Law; Interactions of Hazardous Materials; Pollution Prevention; Total Environmental, Health & Safety Management; Toxicology

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.S. Environmental Management
  • Annual Tuition: $7,146
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes: Control of Waterborne Diseases; Environmental Decision Making; Environmental Law; Environmental Regulation and Compliance; Water Resource with Application in GIS; Water Technologies

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BAS in Water Resources Management
  • Annual Tuition: $7,501
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 87%
  • Example Classes: Conservation Natural Resources; Demography & Human Population Studies; Economic Geography; Geospatial Mathematics, Algorithms & Statistics; Politics of Globalization; World Regional Geography

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences - Geospatial Technologies
  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes: Air Quality Management; Environmental and Ecosystems Management; Environmental Economics; Fish and Wildlife Policy, Programs, and Issues; Soil Science; Water Science

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science - Environmental Technology and Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science - Fish and Wildlife Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science - General
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science - Regional and Community Environmental Planning
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science - Sustainability
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Example Classes: American Environmental History; Ecological Principles and Field Methods; Environmental Ethics; Geology; Geospatial Programming; Global Climate Change

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA General Studies - Environmental Science
  • BS Environmental Science
  • BS Environmental Science - Geospatial Technologies
  • BS Environmental Science - Natural Resources & Conservation
  • BS Geosciences - Natural Resources & Conservation
  • BA Anthropology - Environmental Sustainability
  • Annual Tuition: $10,376
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Example Classes: Applied Field Ecology; Earth Resources; Energy Flow in Natural and Man-made Systems; Environmental Resources and Pollution; Global Environment and Society; Sustainable Resource Development

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability and the Environment
  • Annual Tuition: $11,430
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes: Climate Dynamics; Cultural Anthropology; Energy and Environmental Policy; Environmental Sociology; Our Environment, Our Health; U.S. Regulatory Compliance

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS in Environmental Science and Policy
  • Annual Tuition: $11,940
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes: Ecology And Evolution; Energy And The Environment; Environmental Toxicology; Oceanography; Public Policy Analysis; Watershed Hydrology

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
  • Annual Tuition: $12,270
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Example Classes: Earth Systems; Environmental Economics; Introduction to Geographic Information Systems; The World Food Economy

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Earth, Society and Environmental Sustainability
  • Bachelor of Science in Earth, Society and Environmental Sustainability - Society and Environment
  • Bachelor of Science in Earth, Society and Environmental Sustainability - Society in the Earth System
  • Annual Tuition: $12,768
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Example Classes: Ecopoetry; Environmental Ethics; Environmental Writings; Humans, the Environment, and Sustainability; Meteorology

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Management
  • Annual Tuition: $12,834
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 99%
  • Example Classes: Alternative Energy Technologies; Environmental Economics; Environmental Laws and Regulations; Environmental Sociology; Environmental/Geographical History of the U.S.; Natural Resource Management

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BAS in Environmental Studies
  • Annual Tuition: $13,547
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 45%
  • Example Classes: Economic Geography; Karst Environments; Transportation Geography; Wetland Environments

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.G.S. in Environmental Policy
  • Annual Tuition: $14,100
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Example Classes: Animal Behavior: The Evolution, Ecology, and Social Behavior of Animals; Conservation Biology; Environmental Issues: Deforestation, Biodiversity Loss, and Overpopulation; Environmental Justice; Organisms that Sustain the Earth: Understanding Plants; Using Social Media in a Global World

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Health and Behavior - Environmental GIS
  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Health and Behavior - Renewable Energy
  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Health and Behavior - Sustainable Business
  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Health and Behavior - Wildlife Ecology
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Emergency Management and Law Enforcement
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Emergency Management and Law Enforcement - Environmental GIS
  • Annual Tuition: $14,594
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Example Classes: Energy in a Changing World; Energy Industry Applications of GIS; From Meteorology to Mitigation: Understanding Global Warming; Global Energy Enterprise; Human Dimensions of Global Warming; Policy Making and Evaluation

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Energy and Sustainability Policy
  • Bachelor of Science in Energy and Sustainability Policy
  • Bachelor of Science in Turfgrass Science
  • Annual Tuition: $14,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes: Environment and Ecosystems Principles; Environmental Regulations and Policy; Environmental Technology; Global Environmental Management Issues; Human Health and Disease; Occupational Health and Safety

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management - Sustainability
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management - Toxicology and Hazard Control
  • Annual Tuition: $15,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 42%
  • Example Classes: Environmental Biogeochemistry; Environmental Nutrient Management and Environmental Biogeochemistry; GIS in Soil and Water Science; Nanotechnology in Food, Agriculture, and Environment; Natural Resource Policy and Economics; The World of Water and Environmental Monitoring Techniques

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS in Environmental Management
  • BS in Environmental Management - Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • BS in Geology
  • Annual Tuition: $15,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes: Careers in Environmental Science; Fundamentals of Environmental Science and Sustainability; Pollution Science

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences - Leadership, Sustainability, & Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences - Soil, Air and Water
  • Annual Tuition: $15,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes: Global Change; Society and Sustainability; Sustainable Ecosystems; Sustainable Energy Technology and Systems; Sustainable Food and Farms; Sustainable World

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Sustainability
  • BS in Sustainability
  • BS in Sustainable Food Systems
  • BA in Business - Sustainability
  • BA in Geography
  • BS in Geography
  • Annual Tuition: $16,091
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes: Environment and Society; Environmental Sustainability; GIS in Public and Environmental Policy; Micro Economic Analysis; Ocean of Air: Weather and Climate; Transitioning to Sustainable Communities

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Studies in Organizational Leadership - Environmental Policy and Planning (Degree Completion)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Environmental Policy Studies
  • Annual Tuition: $16,377
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes: Climate Science; Environmental Geology; Genes and Chemicals in Agriculture: Value and Risk; Global Change and Earth Sciences; Oceanography; Wildland Fire Ecology

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology - Environmental and Natural Resources
  • Bachelor of Science in Crop and Soil Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Economics and Policy
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences - Applied Ecology
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences - Aquatic Biology
  • Annual Tuition: $16,695
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes: Constitutional Law; Socially Responsible Leadership; The Economics of Environmental Management; The Global Environment; The Politics of Managing the Environment

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS in Environmental Policy and Management
  • Annual Tuition: $16,980
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 52%
  • Example Classes: Civic Engagement & Participatory Planning; Environmental Justice: Policy, Law, & Society; Introduction to Spatial Analysis & Geographic Information Systems; Managerial Economics for Sustainability; Sustainable Systems Thinking: Ecology, Economics, & Society; Sustainable Urbanism

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Sustainability Management