Environmental threats due to population growth have made sustainability efforts increasingly important. Learn how to keep our natural resources abundant and safe by studying environmental processes, human interaction and needed policies on air quality, water quality, hazard mitigation and other environmental concerns. Careers include pollution remediation, impact assessment, monitoring, site assessment, investigation, compliance and regulation enforcement. Other tracks include opportunities in state, federal and local environmental regulatory agencies, private environmental firms, local governments, corporations and industry.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration 4 years
Foreign Language No foreign language credits required
Delivery 40-50% Online, Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours 120 hours
Thesis Requirements No thesis required
Environmental scientists taking sample in a field

Is this Program a Good Fit for You?

Environmental Sciences students are typically interested in:

  • State, federal and local environmental regulatory agencies
  • Private environmental firms and corporations



A degree in environmental sciences will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Explore biological sciences and natural resources as well as gain an understanding of our complex environment.
  • Learn to analyze and interpret a variety of environmental science data.
  • Understand the economic and political issues as well as the environmental laws, ethics, and communications needed to protect our environment.
Environmental scientist taking sample of water


As an environmental science student, you are able to apply your in-depth knowledge in the field by choosing an internship among private, government and non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) that have established collaboration with the Department of Environmental Sciences at Texas A&M University-Commerce. These internships enable you to work on specific projects under the direction of professionals and is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to you.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

There is a 11% projected job growth through 2026 for Environmental scientists and specialists and a 12% projected job growth for Environmental science and protection through 2026.

Environmental scientists and specialists
Environmental science and protection technicians

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018

Internship opportunities

Internship experience provides the foundation employers are often looking for. Although not required for your degree, internships are an important part of your education experience. These are just a few of the companies that partner with Career Development and offer opportunities for A&M-Commerce environmental science students.


  • Environmental Science
  • Biological Sciences
Environmental science students inspecting different plants

What You Will Learn

This degree will provide you a comprehensive overview of environmental and earth sciences using coursework, collaborative research and firsthand field experience. This program will prepare you for a career cleaning up polluted areas, advising policymakers or working with industries to reduce waste.

Courses to Prepare You for Your Career

  • Foundation courses include Introductory Biology, Ecology, and General and Quantitative Chemistry.
  • Core courses include geospatial mapping and principles of sustainability.

Featured Courses

Student Organizations

The Residential Living and Learning – EcoLions at A&M-Commerce (RLL-EcoLions) is an on-campus student organization supporting all things sustainable. Do your part and join the effort to maintain a clean and sustainable campus by supporting essential sustainability practices such as recycling. Create a positive impression on your surroundings and help educate fellow students on the importance of our planet's well-being.

EcoLions students holding Earth Day banner

Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.

Back to menu

We Are Here To Help!

Contact Us

  • Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
  • 903.886.5378
  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011

Related Degree Programs

Navigate This Page