Careers in Environmental Science

Why Environmental Science?

Environmental science program emphasizes development of problem-solving, and interpersonal and communication skills. These skills help students succeed in a variety of careers. Career opportunities include:

  • Environmental Consulting

  • Natural Resource Conservation and Management

  • Renewable Energy and Green Jobs

  • Environmental Advocacy and Communication

  • Outdoor and Environmental Education

  • Public Health

Environmental science 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.

Employment Prospects * 

  • Employment projected to grow 11% from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations (7%)!

  • Median annual wage in 2016 was $68,910. The highest 10% earned more than $120,320

  • Most employment growth is projected to be in consulting firms that help clients monitor and manage environmental concerns and comply with regulations. 

 *(Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Environmental Scientists and Specialists)