Coastal Environmental Science Is Our Passion.

 

Undergraduate Degree

Students in CC&E’s Bachelor of Science in Coastal Environmental Science (CES) program use multiple disciplines to understand thoroughly the intricate relationships and processes of the natural world. One of the most valuable facets of the CES program is our focus on undergraduate student research. As early as their first year, undergraduates may assist in ongoing research projects conducted by faculty or graduate students. These often include a wide range of lab, field, and computer-related activities. By their junior and senior years, students work independently on research projects. In doing so, students drive innovation, making new discoveries and, in the process, become intellectual pioneers who play critical roles in addressing complex current and future coastal and environmental challenges. Many graduates of the program choose careers where they work to create and implement innovative solutions for a sustainable future.

 

Our Concentrations

Coastal Environmental Science students may choose from one of the these five concentrations.

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Ideal for the student who:

  • Demonstrates strength in science, math, and complex problem-solving
  • Wants to pursue scientific discovery and research
  • Plans to attend grad school, or veterinary, dental, or medical school
  • Desires a career in research, in either the private or public sectors

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Ideal for the student who:

  • Wants to apply scientific knowledge to real world situations
  • Aspires to develop and implement environmental policy
  • Practices social sciences to be applied to environmental issues and science
  • Wants to work in the scientific industry or public sector
  • Will pursue a MPA or a Juris Doctorate degree

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Ideal for the student who wants to:

  • Expand their versatility for a career in environmental consulting
  • Work in environmental hazard management or disaster response
  • Understand the forces that drive circulation in the atmosphere and oceans
  • Connect the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of air pollution
  • Pursue a graduate degree in atmospheric sciences

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Ideal for the student who wants to:

  • Pursue a career in the environmental and/or public health sciences
  • Enroll in medical or veterinary school
  • Engage in research and science communication on topics such as:
    • Community resilience and recovery
       Disaster response: Hurricanes, heat waves, oil spills
    • Environmental exposure to human diseases
    • Water quality
    • Seafood illnesses
    • Natural resource management

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We Also Offer a Fast Track Program!


CC&E offers a 3+2 Environmental Public Health Program that allows eligible students to receive a bachelor's degree in Coastal Environmental Science with a concentration in Environmental Health and a master's degree in Public Health in five years, instead of six.

Ideal for the student who wants to pursue a career in:

  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Policy (Government or Private)
  • Environmental Consulting

 

View the course flowchart.

View the 8-semester recommended path.

 

We Also Offer a Fast Track Program!


CC&E offers a 3+3 Environmental Law Program, which allows eligible students to receive a bachelor's degree in Coastal Environmental Science and a juris doctorate in a total of six years.

 

 Save Time and Money with Our Fast Track Degrees!

The 3+2 Environmental Public Health Program allows eligible students to receive a bachelor's degree in Coastal Environmental Science with a concentration in Environmental Health and a master's degree in Public Health in five years, instead of six.

Degrees Received
Bachelor of Science in Coastal Environmental Science (BS)
Master's degree in Public Health (MPH)

Fast Track

Completion Time Type of Degree
Years 1-3 undergraduate coursework
Year 4 begin graduate coursework; bachelor's degree earned
Year 5 master's degree earned

 

Time Saved vs. Traditional Track: 1 year

The 3+3 Environmental Law Program allows eligible students to receive a bachelor’s degree in Coastal Environmental Science with a concentration in Environmental Law and a Law Degree in six years, instead of seven.

Degrees Received
Bachelor of Science in Coastal Environmental Science (BS)
Law Degree (JD)

Fast Track

Completion Time Type of Degree
Years 1-3 undergraduate coursework
Year 4 begin law school coursework; bachelor's degree earned
Year 5-6 law degree earned

 

Time Saved vs. Traditional Track: 1 year