Degree Description

Offered as a major

Related Academic Programs
biology, chemistry, environmental studies minor

Environmental Science Major

Environmental science is so much more than separating your recyclables, although that’s very important, too, and you should take it seriously. The field of environmental science is interdisciplinary, reflecting sound scientific theory and practice coupled with solutions that reflect social, economic, and political realities. The result can be lasting change for the good of the planet. Students will pursue coursework in the traditional sciences of biology and chemistry, as well as applied environmental science and courses in the humanities and social sciences with an environmental focus.

Outside of Environmental Science Class

Outside of Class
Opportunities abound to extend your learning beyond the classroom, including The Women in STEM (WSTEM) Leadership Scholarship; career and peer mentoring; The WSTEM Mentoring Program, pairing women in STEM majors with established professionals in the field; and the Environmental Club.

Resources for getting an environmental science job

Career Crossing

The Career Center offers opportunities for science majors to explore a future in their chosen fields, including STEM resume workshops (STEM Resumania), career assessment and testing, career fairs, and on-campus recruiting.
A STEM specialized career fair each year allows environmental science students to interview for jobs and internships with top companies.

Mount graduates with environmental science degrees

After You Graduate

Find a career working with a title such as:
  • ecologist
  • park ranger
  • oceanographer
  • environmental engineer
  • meteorologist
  • conservationist
Go to work for one of these entities with an environmental science degree:
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Department of Natural Resources
  • US Fish & Wildlife Services
  • National Park Service
  • Research laboratories
  • Nonprofit agencies
  • Consulting firms