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Environmental Science


Other/Related Variations

·       Environmental & Sustainability Sciences

·       Environmental Earth & Soil Sciences

·       Environmental Policy Institutions & Behavior

·       Environmental Science & Policy

·       Environmental Science & Technology

·       Environmental Soil Science

·       Environmental Studies & Sustainability

·       Sustainable Agriculture



Degree Type/Duration

·       Associate’s Degree (2 years)

·       Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)

·       Master’s Degree (Varies)

·       Doctorate Degree (Varies)




Environmental science explores how environmental agents and systems might affect humans and animals. Students learn how the physical and biological processes interact with each other and the environment.  This major has many different concentrations and options for students to pursue. It is unique with different titles and focuses for various college programs.


Coursework may cover the following areas: Ecology, Environmental Science, Environmental Issues, Sustainability, Geography, Biological Processes, Chemistry, Watershed Hydrology, Global Change, World Climates, Ecosystems, Soil Science, Energy, GIS, Biophysics, Hydrogeology, Pollution





·       Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

·       Biosecurity

·       Ecological Technology Design

·       Ecosystem Health, Society and Environmental Issues

·       Ecotourism

·       Environment and Agriculture

·       Environmental Economics

·       Environmental Geosciences and Restoration

·       Environmental Health

·       Environmental Politics and Policy

·       Global Environmental Change Plant Protection

·       Land Restoration and Management

·       Land Water and Air

·       Marine and Coastal Management

·       Natural Resources Management

·       Soil and Watershed Science

·       Soil, Water and Land Resources

·       Urban Pest Management

·       Water Science and Quality



Potential Career Paths


·       Arborist

·       Biosecurity Monitor

·       Climate Change Analyst

·       Conservationist

·       Ecologist

·       Environmental Compliance Officer

·       Environmental Science and Protection Technician

·       Environmental Scientist and Specialist

·       Extension Faculty

·       Forester

·       Hydrologist

·       Irrigation Specialist

·       Nutrient Management

·       Occupational Health and Safety Manager

·       Research & Development Manager

·       Research Technician

·       Restoration Specialist

·       Soil Scientist

·       Water Treatment Technician

·       Wind Substation Technician

·       Wind Turbine Technician

·       Wildland Firefighter



Additional Opportunities/Recommendations

·       Related certifications & licensure available

·       Internship or work experience related to the environment or natural resources

·       Wastewater Operator Certification

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