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Environmental Science, BS Career Paths

After earning a BS in environmental science, you will have the necessary skills and foundational knowledge needed to work at the earth and marine sciences. You might work for as a hydrologist for a federal agency or as a marine technician at a local consulting firm. 

Graduates leave with an advanced level of understanding of earth systems, living systems, and the impact of humans on these systems. Graduates are trained for entry positions in industry and government that require a high degree of specialization in technical analyses in natural sciences, or quantitative and computer methods in social sciences. Graduates with the BS degree with a track in earth and hydrologic sciences will be qualified for graduate programs (MS and PhD) in environmental science, marine science, geology, and remote sensing. Graduates with the BS Degree with a track in marine science will be qualified for graduate programs (MS and PhD) in environmental science, marine science, ecology, or oceanography.