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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Environmental Science Overview

Environmental science majors are fascinated with animals and plants, and their interaction with each other and the physical environment. SMWC’s environmental science program emphasizes the importance of conservation of natural resources and sustainability, which is also a value of the College. Students learn about pollution, loss of biodiversity and ways humans are harming the environment. This discipline helps students understand how various aspects of the natural world connect with each other and with human society and prepares students for a variety of environmental science jobs. 

Environmental Science Career Paths

As an environmental scientist, you can expect to work in a variety of applied fields and interdisciplinary settings analyzing the effects that humans have on our environment. Possible careers include:

  • Agricultural scientist
  • Ecologist
  • Conservationist
  • Forest ranger
  • Air and water quality manager
  • Environmental analyst
  • Air pollution analyst
  • Environmental consultant
  • Geographer
  • Environmental educator
  • Natural resource manager

Check out our blog 10 careers you can have with an environmental science degree