Careers in Environmental Sciences

The Undergraduate program in Environmental Sciences is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers by providing understanding about the interaction of biological, chemical, and physical processes that shape our natural environment. Students have the ability to effectively communicate with both scientific and lay audiences, acquire competency in field methods appropriate for entry-level environmental science positions, gain competency in the use and application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), develop a basic understanding of environmental policy, and the ability to contribute to multidisciplinary teams.

Employment Areas Job Title Examples
  • Research Institutions
  • Federal, State and Local Government Agencies
  • Environmental Consulting
  • Education and Communication
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Natural Resource Management and Conservation
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Field Technician
  • Research Assistant/Associate
  • Environmental Scientist

*The representation is sourced from the federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The website links are provided as a guide and do not represent a complete picture of a chosen career field or geographic area. To garner a thorough understanding of an industry of choice, researching multiple sources and speaking with professionals in the field is recommended.

Median salary data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is the median for all employed in the field and not entry level salary.