Environmental Science Program

The environmental science degree program offers students the opportunity to transfer to a senior institution as well as to gain applied skills in order to compete in the job market for technical positions.

Environmental scientists engage in work to:

  • Protect the environment
  • Study the properties of underground and surface waters
  • Locate water and energy resources
  • Predict water-related geologic hazards
  • Offer environmental site assessments and advice on indoor air quality and hazardous-waste-site remediation

Transfer and Employment Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should check the degree requirements of that institution. If they differ significantly from those listed, students should consult with an advisor, the environmental science faculty, or the Dean for STEM for academic guidance.

Federal, state, and local governments employ over half of all environmental scientists. The strongest job growth is expected to be in private-sector consulting firms. Employment for environmental scientists is expected to grow about 10% over the next decade.