Bachelor of Science in Earth, Society & Environmental Sustainability

A multidisciplinary degree focused on the scientific and human dimensions of the Earth System. The online degree is exactly the same degree as taken by on-campus students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Delivery Method

Courses are online with no requirement to come to campus. Optional capstone and field courses are also available.

Admission Requirements

  • The minimum transfer requirement is a GPA of 2.7.

  • Students apply as regular transfer students to the University of Illinois. See

  • Students considering the "Society and Environment" concentration should complete a first year composition course or sequence.

  • Students considering the "Science of the Earth System" concentration should complete a first year composition course or sequence, and have courses in introductory chemistry (with lab), physics (with lab), and calculus. At UIUC these are CHEM 102+103, PHYS 101 or 211, and MATH 220 or 221.

Transfer Policy

A minimum of 60 hours of credit must be earned from UIUC to get the degree.

Special Characteristics


Due to the current COVID-19 / Coronavirus pandemic, the University Center
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