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, jobs for environmental scientists and specialists will increase by 10,200 over the ten year period 2014-2024. 

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. Not-for-profit environmental companies account for 70 percent of the industry. 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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