Careers in Environmental Science

Why Environmental Science?

Our students develop a diverse knowledge base related to environmental issues. Importantly, our program emphasizes scientific skills such critical evaluation, data interpretation, and communication. These skills help students succeed in a variety of careers. Here are a few opportunities:

  • Environmental Consulting
  • Natural Resource Conservation and Management
  • Renewable Energy and Green Jobs
  • Environmental Advocacy and Communication
  • Outdoor and Environmental Education
  • Our program is also excellent preparation for graduate study in environmental science, ecology, sustainable agriculture, and natural resource management. Our program can also help prepare students for advanced law and business degrees focused on environmental issues.

What kind of salary will I make?

A recent study by Georgetown University “What’s it worth? The economic value of college majors”, reports that nationwide, environmental science majors with a terminal Bachelor’s degree are earning a median annual salary of $51,000.   Twenty-nine percent of environmental science majors go on to obtain graduate degrees, leading to a 40% increase in salary.