Environmental Science, M.S./J.D.

One program. Two degrees. A healthier environment.

Rising interest in the connection between sustainable economic development and environmental protection has increased the demand for professionals with both legal and technical training.

This program prepares you to meet this demand with the combined study of the scientific, social, philosophical and legal aspects of environmental issues. You will build a strong scientific foundation in environmental science, coupled with professional training and practical experiences in natural resources & environmental law.

This program is designed to allow you to earn a law degree and an M.S. Environmental Science degree in as few as eight semesters.

This program could be a good fit if you:

  • Are interested in environmental and natural resources law
  • Enjoy studying biological and physical sciences
  • Are interested in environmental policy and planning
  • Have a strong work ethic and are detail-oriented
  • Can think critically and analytically about complex problems

With this degree, you can become a/an:

  • Environmental/natural resources attorney
  • Environmental/natural resource policy representative
  • Environmental consultant
  • Risk assessment/compliance specialist
  • Environmental planner
  • Environmental project manager
  • Regulatory specialist

Available Online and On-Campus