Bachelor’s Degree In Environmental Biology
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
Transfer Credits
Up to 75% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Aug 23, 2021
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Understand the Natural World with Our Degree in Conservation and Environmental Biology

Are you passionate about our environment, understanding how it works, and taking care of it? Our Bachelor of Science in Conservation and Environmental Biology is an incredible opportunity for you to earn a degree and learn more about your environment. You’ll have a better understanding of how humans have impacted ecosystems, as well as learn to study animal patterns and analyze things like soil samples.

Becoming an environmental biologist or conservationist has never been more exciting. You’ll understand how our actions as humans affect the world around us. You will also study the effects of pollution and work alongside organizations such as the National Institutes of Health to see the environmental impacts of new developments. Maybe you’ll go on to work in environmental law and policy. With our environmental biology degree, your options for studying and changing the world around you are limitless.

So what are you waiting for? Environmental biology is a thriving field that is in constant need of enthusiastic, passionate, and well-trained professionals. Our conservation degree is going to prepare you to excel in this field and pursue your passions as a career.

Why Choose Liberty’s Conservation and Environmental Biology Degree?

We want to provide you with a challenging, rewarding, and fulfilling degree. Through this degree, you will gain all the knowledge you need to be successful in your program and your future career.

One of the best resources available to you at Liberty is our professors. These men and women are experts in their field and have years of relevant experience working in the sciences. They also hold doctoral degrees in related fields. Each of them is excited about the opportunity to mentor you while you’re earning your degree with us.

Another important resource, while you’re pursuing your degree, is the opportunity for hands-on experience. In your program, you’ll participate in labs, projects, and fieldwork that help you understand the work of an environmental biologist. You can also participate in an optional internship, which would give you additional experience in the field.

What Will You Learn in Our Conservation and Environmental Biology Degree?

At Liberty, our goal is to equip you with the knowledge and training you need to excel in your future career field. Our conservation and environmental biology courses provide that training so you can pursue a career or graduate program in environmental biology.

Throughout this degree program, you’ll study a wide variety of courses, including:

  • Botany
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science and policy
  • Microbiology
  • Physical geology
  • Statistics in psychology

View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information on what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

BIOL 224 — General Biology I

BIOL 303 — Microbiology

BIOL 310 — Ecology

BIOL 410 — Environmental Biology

Degree Information
Career Opportunities
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Conservation and Environmental Biology Degree

  • Labs are associated with nearly every course in the Department of Biology and Chemistry, giving you hands-on experience in your field before graduation.
  • Your courses and labs are taught by faculty with real-life experience and doctorate degrees.
  • There is an emphasis placed on creationism, but evolution is also taught for a well-rounded perspective of the earth’s origins.
  • There are many opportunities to be involved in research projects with faculty as an undergraduate student.
  • Medical school acceptance rate is over 80% for the Department of Biology and Chemistry.
  • Our students’ average MCAT score is above the national average.

Conservation and Environmental Biology Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Conservation and Environmental Biology Graduates

  • College Professor/Researcher
  • Environmental Health Worker
  • Environmental Field Technician
  • Environmental Lawyer
  • High School Biology Teacher
  • Middle School Biology Teacher 

Many career opportunities in this field will require additional education beyond a bachelor’s degree.

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • SAT, ACT, or CLT scores (Liberty University is offering test-optional admission for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 applicants)
  • Admission essay

 *Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.