Earn an Environmental Science degree in China from a top-ranked U.S. university

The University of Arizona and Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University offer an innovative program that allows students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Arizona and Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University in only four years. The partnership enables students in China to complete a U.S.-accredited degree entirely in Xi'an.

Arizona + NWAFU Professors

Arizona and NWAFU professors deliver courses in person at the Yangling (Xi'an) campus. Students learn from Arizona faculty, access Arizona resources, and become part of Arizona's network of 295,000 alumni. Innovative course delivery prepares students for an increasingly technical world.

Ranked TOP 1% in the World

The University of Arizona ranks number 69 out of 20,000 schools in the world, according to the Center for World University rankings, and our online bachelors degrees rank #7 in the US according to US News & World Report.

Study Abroad

Students may complete the program entirely in China or study abroad at the Tucson, Arizona campus in the U.S. for a summer, semester, or longer. The palm-tree lined campus is known as one of the most beautiful in the country. The surrounding city features hiking, concerts, and world-class dining.


Want to expand your knowledge about our ecosystems? This dual degree program in Environmental Science with an emphasis on Soil, Air, and Water prepares you to solve difficult issues faced by civilization in its stewardship of Earth’s physical resources. Subject areas include: Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Physics, Environmental Microbiology, Biostatistics, and Geographic Information Sciences. Our graduates work as scientists, technicians, consultants, and project managers. Some of these jobs may require an advanced degree or certification, but with our program, you’ll be well on your way to a successful career.

Earn two bachelor’s degrees in this field at once through our dual degree partnership with Northwest A&F University in Yangling, China. Complete your program entirely in China or study abroad at the University of Arizona main campus in the U.S.

Earn Two Degrees:
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Environmental Science: Soil, Air, & Water Emphasis from the University of Arizona
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Environmental Sciences from Northwest A&F University
Languages of Instruction:
  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese

There are many career opportunities available to students who complete a bachelor of environmental science, including:

  • Environmental scientist
  • Sustainability specialist
  • Environmental project manager
  • Environmental technician
  • Environmental science educator

Northwest A&F University is a key national comprehensive university directly under the administration of the Chinese Ministry of Education. As one of the leading universities in China, NWAFU is supported by the Ministry of Education's "Project 985" and “Project 211”. The university is located in Yangling, Shaanxi Province, the birthplace of Chinese agricultural civilization and today’s National Agriculture High-tech Industrial Demonstration Zone. Yangling lies 100km west of Xi’an, China’s ancient capital city and home to the Terracotta Army.



Once admitted to Northwest A&F University, students receive application instructions from the University of Arizona. Students must meet admissions criteria of both institutions.

English Proficiency

By the end of their second year at Northwest A&F University, students must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Successfully complete English 107 and 108
  • Receive a TOEFL score of 70
  • Receive an IELTS score of 6.0

Contact Us

University of Arizona at
Northwest A & F University
No. 3 Taicheng Rd.
Yangling, Shaanxi Province