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.

  • Purpose

    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.