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Kean University

What You Learn

  • Obtain cross-disciplinary foundational knowledge to confront complex issues like climate change, soil, air and water contamination, biodiversity loss, food systems, and overdevelopment of coastlines and forest
  • Design and carry out field, lab, or greenhouse-based research projects
  • Collaborate with peers on real-world environmental issues that help local communities
  • Discover New Jersey’s diverse environments in field-based courses that explore the beauty and complexity of the region
  • Utilize Kean's Skylands property with 2,000 acres of mature hardwood forests and lakes as an outdoor laboratory
  • Practice marine and coastal conservation along the Jersey Shore at Kean Ocean campus and in the Pine Barrens

B.S. in Environmental Science

Cougars Climb Higher

At Kean, we believe learning extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms and labs. That's why we encourage you to get involved in clubs and organizations, study abroad at our campus in China or elsewhere, and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.

Kean Skylands

A "living laboratory" in Jefferson Township spans 41 acres of pristine forest, providing immersive research and educational opportunities for students.

Kean Highlands campus in Passaic County
Kean Skylands

Study Abroad

Kean offers study abroad opportunities in many countries. Study at Wenzhou Kean University in China for the cost of a semester at Kean USA.

Study abroad at Wenzhou Kean
Study Abroad

Internships and Jobs

At Kean, we believe in helping all of our students find internships and jobs that support their career goals. Career services staff provide professional services and offer job fairs and networking events year-round.

Kean students gain real-world experience through internships. (Medical Technology)
Internships and Jobs


Kean’s Environmental Science graduates pursue graduate degrees or go directly into the workforce in fields including:

  • stormwater management
  • coastal resiliency
  • environmental planning
  • climate change modeling
  • environmental engineering
  • conservation biology
  • geoscience
  • hydrogeology
  • sustainable agriculture
  • environmental education

Employers include the National Park Service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, nonprofit organizations, environmental consulting firms, and much more. 

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