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Environmental Science, BS
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The study of human impact on the earth's ecosystems and resources has become increasingly important over the past 20 years. The BS program in environmental science is dedicated to finding solutions to the challenges posed by climate change.

This degree program is founded on established environmental basics, ensuring that students are well-versed in biological study including molecular, organismal and ecosystem biology. Students gain competency in chemistry, statistics and geographic information systems. Rounding out student preparation, the degree includes a focus on the management and communication skills necessary in various environmentally-specific careers.

The Bachelor of Science in environmental science prepares students to become graduates who will find innovative and sustainable solutions to today's critical environmental challenges, including pollution and climate change. The world-renown faculty conduct research across the globe and engage students in the process of creating new scientific knowledge that, in turn, will impact a rapidly changing world.

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Environmental Science, BS

Offered by
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

West, Lake Havasu City

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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 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 11.1%$69,400
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 11.1%$69,400
Environmental Restoration Planners 11.1%$69,400
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary 9.6%$76,360
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 7.6%$62,290
Water Resource Specialists 9.9%$118,970
Hydrologists 9.9%$79,990
Industrial Ecologists 11.1%$69,400
Soil and Water Conservationists 6.3%$61,480
Soil and Plant Scientists 8.8%$62,430

* 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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