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Environmental Science (BS)
New Program

The study of society's impact on the earth's ecosystems and resources has become increasingly important during the past 20 years. The BS program in environmental science at ASU's West campus is dedicated to finding solutions to the challenges posed by climate change.

As technology evolves at a dizzying pace and the global population grows each year, the measurement of the human race's impact on our environment has created many new jobs and career paths.

Environmental basics are required, ensuring that students are well-versed in biological study including molecular, organismal and ecosystem biology. This is backed by a strong foundation in chemistry, statistics and geographic information systems.

Because environmental science is a versatile, multi-faceted field, ASU supplements this degree with a focus on the management and communication skills necessary in various environmentally-specific careers.

Degree Offered

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

Location
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Application Requirements

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.

Financial Aid
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.

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 are also 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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