American Public University System Reviews - Bachelor's in Environmental Science

3.52 out of 5 stars
(8 Reviews)
  • Charles Town (WV)
  • Annual Tuition: $6,880
100% of 8 students said this degree improved their career prospects
63% of 8 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

2.3 out of 5 stars
APU Grad - 11/12/2019
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2019
"I would say APUS is a mediocre school at best. I had several issues while attending that makes me wish I went somewhere else. I know several people have commented on the financial aid at APUS, but luckily I didn't have the same issues. I do think they nickle and dime their students, especially as you get closer to graduation. It costs $100 to graduate, and $20 for offical paper transcripts to be sent. Of the two years I spent at APUS to complete my degree, I had only two or three classes that I really enjoyed and learned something. Every other class assignments were just things to check off the list. My worst experience was with the advising. During my program, I was notified that the degree requirements had changed, and I would have to take much harder (and more expensive) version. I should have been grandfathered in, but that was not the case. When I only had 5 more classes before graduation, I developed a plan of what classes I would take to graduate. When I made an appointment with the advisor, she couldn't confirm if this plan would work. She said they didn't know what courses were going to be offered more than 3 months in advance. Luckily everything worked out and my plan worked. The last frustrating part was while I was in my capstone class, my "advisor" contacted me to let me know that registration was open soon for the next semester. I am glad that I did not pursue a career in what my degree is in. I would not have felt prepared to do anything in the field in the real world. I would not advise any of my friends or family members to attend this school."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Laura P. - 12/2/2017
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2018
"I feel sorry for those whom have had a poor experience at APU/AMU. The class structure has been perfect for me - it's just self-paced enough to be flexible, but not so lackadaisical it's easy to fall behind. I never had any issues with non-responsive instructors. And as far as 'buying' a degree? Try taking some of my program's core courses - statistics, chemistry, biology, environmental law and policy, water science - they are no joke. It's challenging, and at times, the workload is miserable - but that proves you are earning your degree and truly gaining knowledge. Ive worked my butt off amd made the Dean's list ever single semester. This has been a great choice of college for me. I only have a few more weeks to go and I'm done! Thanks, APU!"
4.8 out of 5 stars
FLNative - 8/28/2017
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2017
"As I read some of these comments I cannot believe the negativity of some of them. I have been taking classes for a year and a half and it is no walk in the park. You get what you put into it, if you don't study, expect poor grades. I have had no issues with neither my professors or school staff; they have been understanding when "life" becomes complicated. So far, nothing but positivity and good praise for this institution. Manage your time, study and make school a priority or expect to fail. This degree is assisting me in personal career as I am being offered a better job inside my company due to my degree path. I am 50/50 with my work load, meaning field/office. Writing reports, testing ground water and doing pulollution management. The degree holds weight, I was a doubter initially but it's paying off."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Scott Bojanowski - 2/27/2017
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2014
"American Military University (AMU) is an outstanding option if you are looking for an online college experience. AMU provided me with one of the largest selections of undergraduate and graduate degrees available online. There were numerous electives to go with each degree program, allowing me to choose electives that interested me and aligned with my degree program plan. As a career Soldier in the United State Army, AMU worked with me to adjust course requirements during times that I was deployed overseas to Iraq and Afghanistan. AMU has a diverse group of professors that are genuinely interested in making sure their students receive the best possible support during their educational experience. Many of my professors took the additional time to help map out career plans and offer advice on where to look for job opportunities within my degree field. I would highly recommend American Military University to anyone that is looking for a quality education experience."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Omar - 1/14/2016
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2013
"All I have to say is best online school I have been compare to CTC, SLCC, and Parker University. I got hired at the EPA under the Recent Graduate Program and I am currently a Scientist for the agency. I get a fatty check every month :) Mission Accomplished!"
2.5 out of 5 stars
meanie1012 - 12/29/2013
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2016
"I have had financial issues non stop since starting. Now they are telling me that I have to owe money to them that they sent back to dept of education from prior semester because they made a mistake and accepted to much money. Now since my financial aid was already 3 months late and I had late payments to pay, they are telling me to use the money I paid off my bills from to pay them back. This school is ridiculous."
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