Environmental Science

Environmental management of natural resources and conservation are pre-requisites for sustainable development in the region.


Achieving sustainable development requires an appreciation of the value of natural resources and the environment, and the development of the knowledge base and skills required for effective management. A firm grounding in these skills, knowledge and attitudes is provided through a study of Environmental Science.

The Environmental Science Program is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary course of study that presents an overview of ecological issues (such as pollution, water resource management and greenhouse gases) from a scientific perspective. With a broad foundation across the natural sciences, the course examines the interrelated nature of environmental and social systems. That is, the study of how living systems, especially human beings interact with one another and impact the Earth. This program is designed to equip students with the skills and tools to successfully use the scientific method while studying and solving environmental problems.

Vision & Mission: 

The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute’s department of Environmental science is home to the A.S in Environmental Science and the A.S in Art and Environment. We strive to be a regional partner and national leader in environmental science through education and research related to environmental evaluation, management, remediation and restoration.

The department of Environmental Science is committed to BAMSI’s mission to prepare students for successful careers with a focus on environmental stewardship, leadership, research and outreach and community engagement. Through first-class education, cutting edge technology and technical training in the Arts & Sciences.

Opportunities/ About:

For those passionate to study a program that touches and explore many of the big challenges we face in the world today, the Environmental Science Degree program is a great place to begin. Environmental Science is a collection of several fields ranging from physical, biological and chemical processes that occur in the marine environment and on Earth, to political, social and cultural elements that influence and shape our environment.

Through our explorative hands-on learning, you will engage in rigorous environmental issues that concern us locally and tap into what is happening on a global scale. We dive into some of the most controversial topics such as global warming and climate change, to more interpersonal matters, such as cultural norms and lifestyles. Being out in the field is the best classroom! This is where we develop field skills, critical thinking, learning how to solve problems and becoming more exposed to the multidisciplinary fields in Environmental Science.

This Environmental Science Degree program can lead you in the field of:
  • Policies/Politics
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Scientist/Biologist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Nature Conservancy
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Education
  • Ecologist
  • Geographer
  • Meteorologist

And so much more! The entire World is moving on a trend towards environmental sustainability. So we are in the moment where people in this degree field are needed to continue to guide a new sustainable form of development.

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