Investigate the Intersection of the Environment and People
With a B.S. 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:
- Environmental Biology
- Environmental Chemistry
- Environmental Geology
- Physical Geology
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. And depending on your specialization,
you can become an environmental scientist, biologist, chemist, geologist, health.
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Deadlines for Applying
- Freshman Deadlines
Priority - July 15
Final - August 1
Priority - November 1
Final - December 1
Priority - March 1
Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1
- Transfer Deadlines
Spring 2022Priority - January 4
Final - January 14
Summer 2022Priority - May 1
Final (Summer Session I) - May 25
Final (Summer Session II) - July 1
Fall 2022Priority - August 12
Final - August 17
- 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.
Environmental Science B.S. Faculty
Richard L. Puzdrowski Jr.
Associate Professor of Biology, Biotechnology and Environmental Science; Cooperative
Degree Program Advisor; and Department Chair of Biology and Biotechnology
Science and Engineering