B.S. /M.S. in Environmental Science and Management

Students Conducting Field Research in StreamUndergraduate students in the Bayer School can spend just one extra year in school and earn both a B.S. and a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Management (ESM). This provides added skills that translate into easier career leverage and quicker advancement.

Our unique five-year program is flexible: we allow you to choose which B.S. you want to earn (the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Chemistry, or Environmental Science), and then by taking some additional classes, you can also earn the Master of Science in Environmental Science and Management!

The joint B.S./M.S. program follows the same curriculum as the other undergraduate majors in the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences. During your junior year, you would begin integrating ESM graduate coursework into your studies.

You will still earn your B.S. after your fourth year if all university and Bayer School core curriculum requirements have been met. To continue on to the graduate program, you'll need a GPA of 3.0 or greater. Then, after completing all the ESM requirements during the fifth year, you will earn the Master of Science.

How to Apply

Interested undergraduate students should apply during their junior year.

  • Find the application here.
  • Students will need to submit this application, 2 letters of recommendation, and a 250-word statement of purpose essay. Please submit applications and associated materials to the Bayer School Dean's office in 100 Mellon Hall.

For More Information

Talk to your undergraduate science advisor or contact us at:

Phone: 412.396.4095
Email: envscience@duq.edu