Free Online Environmental Sciences Courses from Top Universities

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Environmental science courses are offered at no cost by top universities like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Open University. They cover topics including global warming, sustainable energy and water treatment, and course materials can be downloaded online.
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Free Environmental Sciences Courses

Free environmental sciences courses are available for interested students with an internet connection and a mobile device, laptop or home computer. Read on to learn more.

Open University

Open University hosts a plethora of environmental sciences courses. These free online courses include topics like geological processes in the British Isles, potable water treatment, climate change, and managing the coastal environments.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT provides courses online for free in environmental sciences through its OpenCourseWare platform. Choose from a seminar in environmental science and a regional energy-environmental economic modeling course.

Free Online Environmental Sciences Courses At a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Geological processes in the British Isles course from Open University Intermediate Text Yes No Yes
Global Warming course from Open University Beginner Text Yes No Yes
Potable Water Treatment course from Open University Beginner Text Yes No Yes
Climate Change course from Open University Intermediate Text Yes No Yes
The Three-Way Catalytic Converter course from Open University Advanced Text Yes No Yes
Surviving the Winter course from Open University Beginner Text Yes No Yes
Managing Coastal Environments course from Open University Intermediate Text Yes No Yes
Why Sustainable Energy Matters course from Open University Beginner Text Yes No Yes
An Introduction to Sustainable Energy course from Open University Beginner Text Yes No Yes
Seminar in Environmental Science course from MIT Undergraduate Texts Yes No Yes
Regional Energy-Environmental Economic Modeling course from MIT Graduate Texts Yes No Yes

Popular Schools

  • Online Programs Available
    1. Johns Hopkins University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Regulatory Science
      • Master of Science in Environmental Sciences and Policy
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Kaplan University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Environmental Policy and Management
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
      • HS Diploma
  • Notre Dame, IN

    University of Notre Dame

  • Online Programs Available
    5. Penn Foster Career School

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Career Diploma: Wildlife/Forestry Conservation
  • Philadelphia, PA

    University of Pennsylvania

  • Online Programs Available
    7. Colorado Technical University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctorate: Management - Environmental & Social Sustainability

Featured Schools

The schools and programs listed below are popular educational options, and tuition varies based on program and location

Johns Hopkins University

  • Master of Science in Regulatory Science
  • Master of Science in Environmental Sciences and Policy

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Kaplan University

  • Bachelor: Environmental Policy and Management

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Penn Foster High School

  • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
  • HS Diploma

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Penn Foster Career School

  • Career Diploma: Wildlife/Forestry Conservation

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Colorado Technical University

  • Doctorate: Management - Environmental & Social Sustainability

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