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Environmental Science (BS)

The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences offers a BS in environmental science in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at ASU's West campus.

The environmental science program prepares students to pursue careers in environmental science, including but not limited to positions with federal and state agencies, private consulting firms, nongovernment organizations and academic research environments. The curriculum emphasizes many aspects of biological study including molecular, organismal and ecosystem biology and is backed by a strong foundation in chemistry, statistics and geographic information systems. The program also focuses on written communication and management skills that will prepare graduates for the multifaceted, transdisciplinary aspects of their careers in environmental science.

Degree Offered

Environmental Science (BS)
Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, New College of

Campus Not Found, West

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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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WUE eligible program
Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate.

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Career Outlook

Career opportunities for graduates of this program include employment in federal and state agencies (such as the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Forest Service, etc.), private consulting firms, and nongovernmental and nonprofit organizations. Graduates of the program will also be well-qualified to pursue graduate studies in relevant areas of the natural sciences.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Climate Change Analysts 10.7%$66,250
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 10.7%$66,250
Environmental Restoration Planners 10.7%$66,250
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary8.6%$77,470
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 4%$58,270
Water Resource Specialists 3.3%$120,050
Hydrologists 6.9%$78,370
Industrial Ecologists 10.7%$66,250
Soil and Water Conservationists 6.9%$61,860
Soil and Plant Scientists 6.7%$59,920

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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