Environmental Science and Protection

Vytautas Magnus University
4 years
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
28 August 2023
Application deadline: 01 June 2023

About this program

Environmental Science and Protection

The aim of Environmental Science and Protection Bachelor's study Program is to develop the knowledge and practical skills required for environmental specialist to perform environmental monitoring and assessment, analyse natural and anthropogenic environmental and climate changes, their impact on living organisms and ecosystems, and to select solutions for environmental impact mitigation according to the principles of sustainable development and environmental policy.

Admission requirements

  • A high school diploma or equivalent degree (Mathematics and Biology courses have to be included into curriculum)
  • Proof of English Language:applicant has to present document proving B2 level (TOEFL 87-109 iBT/534-633 PBT, IELTS 5-6,5, Cambridge English First (FCE) 161-180, BEC Vantage 161-180, Michigan ECCE (min. 650), PTE General Level 3, TOEIC Listening & Reading 785, TOEIC Speaking & Writing 310, Duolingo 100-125, EnglishScore 400-499) if the applicant is not native speaker and/or had not received education in English.
  • Admission score is counted based on:Motivation letter*0,3 + English*0,3 + Mathematics*0,2 + Biology/Chemistry/Geography *0,2.

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Scholarships & funding

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


Tuition fee per year: 3727 Eur.


Graduates will be able:

  • Define the main natural and anthropogenic components of the environment, their interaction and anthropogenic impact on the environment.
  • Apply fundamental and integrated environmental and sustainability knowledge, different theoretical and analytical methods explaining environmental impact, its drivers and suggesting solutions for environmental problems at different scales.
  • Employ fundamental and innovative environmental research equipment and analytical software for data collection, processing and analysis.
  • Apply quantitative and qualitative research methods for environmental monitoring and assessment of the state of the environment and its changes driven by anthropogenic activity.
  • Analyse short-term and long-term environmental and climate changes data and trends, determining their reasons and formulating conclusions.
  • Critically evaluate environmental data from different sources to assess the impact of economic activities on the environment and society and to select proper sustainability-based political, administrative, economic, and technical solutions for environmental impact mitigation.
  • Apply statistical, geoinformatics analysis and modelling of multidisciplinary data for environmental problems assessment and management.
  • Design and conduct desk, field and laboratory environmental research study applying professional knowledge and particular methods to assess the effects on environment and society.
  • Communicate with professionals and the public on environmental and sustainability topics and decisions made after taking into consideration legal documents, professional ethics, personal and professional responsibility, and incorporating the needs and views of stakeholders.
  • Work individually and in teams searching for and analysing information about the environmental and sustainability issues, formulating and presenting conclusions to target and non-target audience.

Career paths

The obtained qualification provides employment opportunities in different state institutions related to environmental issues (Ministry of Environment and other ministries, environmental protection agencies, state services for protected areas, divisions of Environmental Protection and related enterprises of municipalities (waste, wastewater management), etc.), in laboratories of environmental monitoring, environmental non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) and in different enterprises and international companies as ecologists and environmental protection specialists.

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About this institute

Vytautas Magnus University (VMU)

Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) is a public university that was established in 1922. VMU is the only public higher education institution in Lithuania and one of the few in the region where a wide liberal arts education is imparted. This means that...

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Why study at Vytautas Magnus University


12 academic subdivisions - Economics & Management | Political Science & Diplomacy | Arts | Humanities | Social Sciences | Natural Sciences | Informatics | Law | Catholic Theology | Music Academy | Education Academy | Agricultural Academy

  • 9000 students - 15% international students from over 80 countries
  • 30 - bachelor & master’s degree study programmes taught in English
  • 800 partnerships - student and staff exchange possibilities with scholarships in over 82 countries all around the world

30 foreign languages - ranging from Ancient, New Testament and Modern Greek to Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Danish, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, old and modern Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Latvian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish

18 joint and double degree study programmes - organized together with partner universities in Germany, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Kazakhstan and other countries.

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Decision-makers, scientists, artists, policy definers, discoverers, and contributors to the public welfare.

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