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Environmental Sciences Major - Career Outcomes

Employment opportunities for environmental scientists are expected to rise as the continuing need for companies and organizations to comply with environmental laws and regulations creates more jobs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) jobs for environmental scientists and specialists is projected to grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. 

As the population increases and moves to more environmentally sensitive locations, you will be needed to assess building sites for potential hazards and to address issues of pollution control and waste disposal. You will also use your knowledge to protect the environment, offer advice on construction and land use projects, conduct research to eliminate pollutants, design and monitor waste disposal sites, and preserve water supplies.

A degree in environmental science will prepare you, through an interdisciplinary approach, for entry-level positions in private industry, the nonprofit sector and governmental agencies. The BLS reports that environmental scientists and specialists held about 90,900 jobs in 2019, with the largest employers being in management, scientific and technical consulting services.

Career areas include:

  • Natural Resource Management
  • Sustainability
  • Conservation Ecology
  • Water Quality

Graduates of the program will also be well prepared to pursue further academic training in:

  • Environmental planning
  • Environmental law
  • Environmental management
  • Environmental sciences


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