Investigate the Intersection of the Environment and People
With a BS in Environmental Science from University of Houston-Clear Lake, you’ll study the effects of natural and unnatural processes and its interactions of the physical components of the planet on the environment. You will enjoy small classes and award-winning faculty members with a pulse on the industry. You can also specialize in one of the following areas of study:
Expand Your Career Opportunities
Using an interdisciplinary approach that crosses science and cultural studies, this
degree will prepare you for any number of jobs where environmental issues are addressed,
whether in the private sector or governmental agencies. Graduates of the plan will
also be equipped to pursue further academic training in Environmental Science as well
as for successfully pass the professional certification examinations in Industrial
Hygiene and Safety. And depending on your specialization, you can become an environmental
scientist, biologist, chemist, geologist, health, and safety specialist, industrial
hygienist or safety specialist/offer.
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Deadlines for Applying
- Freshman Deadlines
Priority - February 1
Final (Summer Session I) - June 10*
Final (Summer Session II) - July 15*
*Online application closes May 21. Freshman students applying after May 21 must submit all required documents along with paper application to the Office of Admissions.
Priority - February 1
Final - August 1
Priority - September 1
Final - December 1
- Transfer Deadlines
Fall 2018Priority – August 13
Final – August 27
Spring 2019Priority – January 14
Final and Session Start – January 22
Summer 2019Priority Deadline (Summer I and II)– May 28
Final (Summer I) – June 10
Final (Summer II) – July 15
Fall 2019Priority - August 12
Final and Session Start - August 26
Summer I and II Priority Application deadline for undergraduate transfer, former and non-degree seeking undergraduate/graduate students. Students who apply after this date must submit all required documentation with their paper application in the Office of Admissions and will be processed for late registration.
- International Deadlines
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 20
Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline
International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.
Accreditations and Distinctions
The Environmental Science-Safety B.S. and Environmental Science-Industrial Hygiene B.S. programs at University of Houston-Clear Lake are accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) http://www.abet.org. As a result, the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) officially recognizes the Environmental Science–Industrial Hygiene B.S. and Environmental Science–Safety B.S. programs as meeting the standards for participation in the Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) Qualified Academic Program.
The Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) officially recognizes the degree programs for Environmental Science–Industrial Hygiene B.S., Environmental Science–Safety B.S., Environmental Science-Industrial Hygiene M.S., Environmental Science-Safety M.S., and Environmental Science Occupational Health and Safety Online M.S. as meeting the requirements for Associate Safety and Health Manager (ASHM) Designation.