2019 Most Affordable Online Environmental Science Degrees

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All of the schools included in this list of affordable online bachelor's degrees in environmental science cost less than $30,000 per year. Fort Hays State University, the #1 school, offers a Bachelor of General Studies-Sustainability for $6,560 annually. Arizona State University, at #6, offers an online BA and BS in Sustainability and a BA in Business-Sustainability. These degrees cost $11,604 per year.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2019 rankings of the most affordable online master's in environmental science programs. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Fort Hays State University Annual Tuition $6,560
#2 #2 American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,100
#3 #3 Florida International University Annual Tuition $8,993
#4 #4 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600
#5 #5 Wilmington University Annual Tuition $11,160
#6 #6 Arizona State University Annual Tuition $11,604
#7 #7 Wayland Baptist University Annual Tuition $12,245
#8 #8 Bellevue University Annual Tuition $13,280
#9 #9 Oregon State University Annual Tuition $13,365
#10 #10 Stevenson University Annual Tuition $13,500
#11 #11 Ashford University Annual Tuition $14,250
#12 #12 University of Maryland University College Annual Tuition $14,970
#13 #13 Excelsior College Annual Tuition $15,300
#14 #14 Prescott College Annual Tuition $17,940
#15 #15 University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign Annual Tuition $28,606
#16 #16 Roosevelt University Annual Tuition $29,832
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,560
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Example Classes:
    Bioethics; Economic Ideas & Current Issues; Elements of Physical Geography; Global Environmental Issues; Humans & the Environment; Literature & the Environment
  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Air Quality Management; Conservation Biology; Energy Policy and Sustainability; Environmental and Ecosystems Management; Environmental Economics; Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law; Environmental Toxicology; Fish and Wildlife Policy, Programs, and Issues; Global Environmental Change; Restoration Ecology
  • Annual Tuition: $8,993
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Example Classes:
    American Environmental History; Ecological Principles and Field Methods; Environmental Ethics; Geology; Geospatial Programming; Global Climate Change
  • Annual Tuition: $11,160
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Climate Dynamics; Cultural Anthropology; Economic and Financial Analysis of Environmental Issues; Energy and Environmental Policy; Environmental Regulations and Ethical Issues; Environmental Sociology; Our Environment, Our Health; Principles of Environmental Sustainability; Project Management with Sustainable Green Technologies; Strategic Planning for Sustainable Organizations
  • Annual Tuition: $11,604
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Example Classes:
    Communications and Sustainability; Foundations of Sustainability; Global Change; Global Context; Society and Sustainability; Strategic Sustainability; Sustainability Leadership; Sustainable Ecosystems; Sustainable Energy Technology and Systems; Sustainable Food and Farms
  • Annual Tuition: $12,245
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Example Classes:
    Alternative Energy Technologies; Environmental Economics; Environmental Laws and Regulations; Environmental Sociology; Environmental/Geographical History of the U.S.; Natural Resource Management

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,280
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Cost of Sustainability; Current Trends in Energy Technology; Democracy, Ethnicity, and Development in Africa; Environmental Sustainability; Green Security: Eco-conflict and its Challenges; Green Technologies and Natural Resource Conservation; Regulation, Policy and Governance of Sustainable Systems; Sustainable Construction and Design; Transnational Crime and Corruption: The Dark Side of Globalization
  • Annual Tuition: $13,365
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Climate Science; Environmental Geology; Genes and Chemicals in Agriculture: Value and Risk; Global Change and Earth Sciences; Oceanography; Wildland Fire Ecology
  • Annual Tuition: $13,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Example Classes:
    Animal Behavior; Conservation Biology; Environmental Ethics; Environmental Law; Environmental Soil Science; Forest Ecology and Management
  • Annual Tuition: $14,250
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Business & the Environment; Conservation Biology; Ecology & Evolution; Energy & Environmental Systems; Environmental Ethics; Environmental Impact

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Environment and Ecosystems Principles; Environmental and Natural Resources Economics; Environmental Auditing; Environmental Regulations and Policy; Environmental Risk Assessment; Environmental Technology; Global Environmental Management Issues; Human Health and Disease; Land Use Management; Occupational Health and Safety
  • Annual Tuition: $15,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Earth Science and Society; Environmental Issues and Society; Environmental Policy and Management; Geopolitics of Energy and Global Climate Change; Renewable Energy Overview
  • Annual Tuition: $17,940
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Example Classes:
    Awakening Citizens to Community Engagement for Beneficial Change; Climate Justice and Climate Consequences; Ecogender for the 21st Century; Ecopsychology; Engaging in Place: An Active Introduction to Civic Ecology; Literature for a Living Planet; Sustainability, the Environment, and the Arts; The Spiritual Components of Adventure and Environmental Education; Worldviews and Sustainability
  • Annual Tuition: $28,606
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Advance Geographical Information System for Natural Resourses Planning; Earth Systems; Environmental Economics; Environmental Psychology; Introduction to Geographic Information Systems; Nature and American Culture; Principles of Applied Ecology; Restoration Ecology; The World Food Economy; Watersheds and Water Quality
  • Annual Tuition: $29,832
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes:
    Biodiversity; Energy and Climate Change; Policy, Law, Ethics; Service and Sustainability; Special Topics in Sustainability; Sustainable Future
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