What can you do with an environmental science degree?

Common career paths

An environmental science degree will enable you to pursue a rewarding career within the scientific community. You'll be prepared to serve people as an:

  • Environmental scientist 
  • Environmental specialist
  • Environmental engineer
  • Environmental biologist 
  • Environmental geologist
  • Environmental consultant 

Job outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of environmental scientists and specialists is projected to grow 11 percent between 2014 and 2024, which is faster than the average for all occupations.

Heightened public interest in the hazards facing the environment, as well as the increasing demands placed on the environment by population growth, is expected to spur demand for environmental scientists and specialists.