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Environmental Science

Vytautas Magnus University
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
24 August 2020
2,951 EUR

Program description

Environmental Science

The general aims of Environmental Science undergraduate program are to educate the competent specialists and researches in the chosen research and study area. To empower them to develop intellectual competencies in order to be capable to participate in research advancements, to take responsibilities in research and practice developments as well as to disseminate knowledge. The more specifically aim of Environmental Science program is to acquire knowledge and develop practical skills required to perform environmental monitoring and assessment, analyse natural and anthropogenic environmental and climate changes, their impact on living organisms and human health, and to ground environmental impact mitigation measures according to the principles of sustainable development.

Admission requirements

  • Applicants for Environmental Sciences program must have a high school degree diploma (Mathematics and Biology courses have to be included into curriculum)
  • Proof of English Language: B2 (TOEFL 80 iBT/605 PBT, IELTS 5.5)
  • Admission score is counted based on: Motivation letter*0,3 +  English*0,3 + Mathematics*0,2 + Biology *0,2.

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Program content

Year 1 

  • A1
  • English Language
  • Calculus
  • Basic Ecology
  • General and Analytical Chemistry
  • Animal Ecology
  • English Language
  • Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry
  • General Physics
  • Environment and Development
  • Environmental Geology
  • Practice of Environmental Geology and Ecology

Year 2

  • A2
  • English Language or B1
  • Meteorology and climatology
  • Professional Language of Natural Sciences
  • Water Ecology
  • A3
  • English Language or B3
  • Physicochemical Analysis
  • Plant Ecophysiology
  • Soil Ecology
  • Practice of Environmental Sciences

Elective courses

  • Animal Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • B2

Year 3

  • A4
  • Environmental Bioindication
  • Statistic in Environmental and Biology
  • Environmental Quality Assessment and Monitoring
  • Human Ecology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Research Paper 1
  • Environmental Engineering Practice

Elective courses

  • Geophysics
  • Geomorphology
  • Cell Biology
  • B3
  • Biogeography
  • B4

Year 4

  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Landscape Geography and Environmental Protection
  • Biodiversity Conservation
  • Basics of Geographical Information Systems
  • Environmental Policy and Law
  • Research Paper 2
  • Environmental Resources Management
  • Global Environmental and Ecosystems Changes
  • Environmental Economics
  • Bachelor Thesis

Tuition fees

The tuition price is €2,951 per year

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information


Bachelor Degree (Bachelor of Physical Sciences)

Learning outcomes

After completion of this study program students will be able

  • Define the main natural and anthropogenic components of the environment, their interaction and anthropogenic impact on the environment.
  • Explain local, regional and global environmental problems caused by human activity;
  • Apply quantitative and qualitative methods to environmental monitoring and assessment of the state of the environment and its anthropogenic changes.
  • Analyse short-term and long-term environmental and climate changes, the main trends and their reasons from the point of view of sustainability.
  • Summarise the key environmental problems, factors determining them and potential threats to the natural environment and human health.

Ground sustainability-based political, administrative, economic, and technical environmental impact mitigation measures.

Career opportunities

The program provides graduates with several general areas:

  • Research science positions in laboratories working in environmental quality evaluation and assessment.
  • Laboratory and production technician positions in biotechnology, pharmaceutic, food, cosmetic, agriculture and biochemical industries.
  • Companies related to environmental agencies, environmental control and food industry and safety, biotechnology, biopharmaceutics, health services.
  • Management positions in the industry and related government institutions.

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About this institute

Vytautas Magnus University

Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) is a public university that was established in 1922. Ranked in QS World University Rankings 2018 as a leader in the country by its internationality, VMU is the only public higher education institution in Lithuania and...

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Contact info

Vytautas Magnus University

V.Putvinskio g. 23,
LT-44243 Kaunas

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