About the Major

Environmental science is an interdisciplinary field that integrates physical and biological sciences in the study of the environment and in the solution of environmental problems. Environmental science provides an integrated, quantitative, and interdisciplinary approach to the study of environmental systems (School of Science, 2011).

Major Possibilities

Sample Coursework

  • Climate change
  • Organic chemistry
  • Mathematical methods in environmental science
  • Earth materials
  • Environmental geology

Possible Careers

  • Environmental science and protection technicians
  • Environmental engineer
  • Natural sciences manager
  • Environmental teacher
  • Environmental consultant

Where could I work?

  • Federal and state agencies
  • Industry and consulting firms
  • Environmental firms
  • Management, scientific, and technological consulting firms
  • Architectural firms

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

This major belongs to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cluster. The STEM cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in the sciences, technology, engineering, informatics, and computing. The STEM cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools.

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