Why choose environmental science?
- Active, fulfilling lifestyle
Environmental Science gives the opportunity to do much more than sit behind a desk or work in a lab, hands-on fieldwork and sampling are included in many positions
- High demand, and well paying jobs
The job market for environmental scientists is growing quickly, and offers very good pay.
You can be a part of the solution for many of the critical problems that our world is facing. Contribute to the global effort to restore, and preserve our planet.
Careers in environmental science
A Government employee who assists people in rural areas with issues of farming and environment.
- Develops and delivers educational programs
- Assists in economic and community development
Studies and records environmental phenomena, as well as plans ways to reduce the damage that human activity has on the environment.
- Studies sources and effects of pollution
- Develops ways to remedy and prevent environmental damage
- Government departments, or private companies in the mining, construction, or land development industry
Works to create and implement effective regulations, ensures that regulations are met, detects violations and penalizes violators.
- Communicates with politicians to create strong reasonable regulations
- Works with corporations to ensure compliance.
- EPA, DEQ, BLM, and other government regulatory agencies
Use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems
- Improve recycling and waste diposal
- Technology for pollution control in water and air
- Clean energy
Measure and improve the quality of forests. Develop, maintain, and protect forests.
- Work outdoors, in remote locations, in all weather
- Plant, cultivate, count, and harvest trees
- Help prevent and suppress forest fires
Studies the harmful effects of chemical, biological and physical agents in biological systems and establishes the extent of damage in living organisms.
- Academic research, product safety, and consulting
- Biology, chemistry, ecology, statistics, and mathematics.
Working to find better ways to remove old chemical and nuclear waste from the environment and to dispose of new waste as it is produced.
- Disposing of toxic waste materials in a manner that will not harm human health or the environment.
- Consulting engineering firms, Government agencies, and chemical companies.
- Boring rigs, pumps, toxicity tests, and lab work.
With over 100 majors and programs, you’re bound to find something you love.
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