Environmental Science across Continents


Two Years in Madrid and Two Years in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Life-long success in industry or graduate school requires more than a firm understanding of environmental science concepts and skills. Our graduates succeed because the environmental science curriculum provides experiences for them to develop:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish.
  • Well-balanced interpersonal skills suitable for working constructively on a science team.
  • Practical laboratory skills.
  • The ability to make ethical decisions for a sustainable and responsible society.

Unique Features of the Program

  • Career mentoring to provide direction to students on suitable career paths.
  • State-of-the-art facilities including computer classrooms.
  • Field trips such as the yearly oceanography expedition to the Mediterranean.
  • Our staff combine academic knowledge and practical experience in Latin America and Africa, connecting environmental theory to global realities.
  •  A unique course Latin American environmental science.

Two Campuses and One Degree

The environmental science curriculum is completely integrated with that of the campus in St. Louis, Missouri. If you enroll in the environmental science program with us in Madrid, you will normally spend your first two years in Madrid and then transfer directly to the home campus in Missouri to finish the last two years of the degree there. However, you can transfer the academic credits you earn while studying in Madrid to other US universities, should you so wish.

The program is truly international, as the Madrid Campus is recognized as a Center of Higher Education by both the Consejería de Educación y Cultura of the Madrid Province and the Higher Learning Commission in the U.S.

Environmental Science academic courses are offered in English at SLU-Madrid. Spanish and international students normally enroll in our intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program during their first year of study.

Find out more about the Department of Environmental Science in St. Louis.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with a degree in environmental science typically go on to work for environmental companies, industry, government and non-profit organizations or continue their studies in graduate or professional schools. During their careers, graduates will have to address many important issues related to our environment including global warming, energy resource depletion, loss of biodiversity, extinctions, pollution, water resources and environmental hazards such as tsunamis, hurricanes and volcanic eruptions. Importantly, the scientific skills that students acquire equip them for many career paths including, for example, the financial sector as well as management positions in a range of different organizations.

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