CC&E Online Programs

CC&E Online Programs and Classes

Take classes and earn degrees online with LSU's College of the Coast & Environment. Here's a list of our digital options.

Online Master of Science in Environmental Sciences

The overwhelmingly positive response to the online Introduction to Environmental Sciences course has inspired the college’s Department of Environmental Sciences to create an online master’s program. Our 100 percent online Master of Science in environmental sciences equips those seeking to study the environment and develop environmental solutions with the knowledge needed to make a difference.

Online Distance Learning - Environmental Studies

ENVS 1000 - Environment and Technology: Perspective on Environmental Problems

Environmental quality problems involving water, air and land, and society’s response to such problems; analysis of the interrelationships and nature of ecological stresses

Other Online Classes

We also offer the online classes listed below. You can sign up for these through the LSU Course Catalog. For additional information, please contact us

Course Number Name Description
ENVS 1126 Introduction to Environmental Sciences

This is a General Education course. An honors course, ENVS 1127, is also available. Credit will not be given for both this course and ENVS 1127. Essential principles of environmental sciences; comprehensive and fundamental understanding of sound science, stewardship and sustainability in environmental sciences; interactions and relations between humans and earth; an up-to-date look at today’s global, national and regional environmental issues.

ENVS 4101 Environmental Chemistry

Prereq.: CHEM 2001 and CHEM 2261 or CHEM 2461 or CHEM 2060. Credit will not be given for this course and CHEM 4150. Chemical principles applied to the study of the distribution, reactivity and toxicity of chemical species in the environment.

ENVS 4113 Multi-Media Chemical Behavior for Risk Assessment

Prereq.: CHEM 1202, BIOL 1202, and MATH 1552, or consent of instructor. Characterization of the behavior and fate of anthropogenic chemicals in coastal and marine ecosystems; develop an understanding of model conceptualizing for the biological, chemical and physical processes and mathematical formulation of these processes; assess risk of human and environmental biota to exposure to these hazardous substances.

ENVS 4149 Design of Environmental Management Systems

Environmental systems planning at local, national and international levels; identification of system requirements and available resources; definition of constraints, establishment of evaluation criteria; evaluation of alternative concepts and plans for subsystems; implementation using qualitative tradeoffs, mathematical models and computer simulations.

ENVS 4261 Energy and Environment

Methods of stationary power generation; pollution related to fuel production, transportation and use; energy use and pollution problems related to transportation; energy resources, regulatory aspects and control technology related to stationary and moving sources of air pollution.

ENVS 4477 Environmental Toxicology

Prereq.: 6 hrs. of chemistry, 6 hrs. of life sciences and permission of instructor. Introduction to the basic principles of environmental toxicology; applications of these principles in industrial and other job related environments; regulatory perspectives; spills; anthropogenic pollution problems; human risk management; overview of classes of toxic agents, routes of exposure, target tissues (human mammalian) and toxicological testing.

ENVS 4500 Health Effects of Environmental Pollutants

Prereq.: minimum of 6 sem. hrs. of chemistry and 6 sem. hrs. of either biology or zoology. Effects of environmental pollutants on human health and quality of life.

OCS 1005

Introduction to Oceanography

This is a General Education course. An honors course, OCS 1006, is also available. Credit will not be given for this course and OCS 1006.The world’s oceans, their origin and evolution; interactions between physical, geological, chemical and biological processes in the marine environment; use and abuse of oceans.

OCS 4013

Survey of Coastal Meteorology (mostly online)

(75-99% web-based) Prereq.: MATH 1552. Qualitative and quantitative aspects of the physical foundation of coastal meteorology, including radiation principles, thermodynamic and dynamic features, weather analysis, air-sea-land interactions, and engineering applications.