Environmental Science, BS
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The Environmental Science, BS degree trains students in the natural sciences as it applies to understanding how humans interact with the natural environment, focusing on both the scientific knowledge and the hands-on skills important for success in the field.

The study of society's impact on the earth's ecosystems and resources has become increasingly important during the past 20 years. The BS program in environmental science at ASU's West campus is dedicated to finding solutions to the challenges posed by climate change.

As technology evolves at a dizzying pace and the global population grows each year, the measurement of the human race's impact on the environment has created many new jobs and career paths. Environmental basics are required, ensuring that students are well-versed in biological study including molecular, organismal and ecosystem biology. This is backed by a strong foundation in chemistry, statistics and geographic information systems.

Because environmental science is a versatile and multi-faceted field, ASU supplements this degree with a focus on the management and communication skills necessary in various environmentally-specific careers.

Program offered

Environmental Science, BS

Offered by
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

West, Lake Havasu City

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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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WUE eligible program
Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate.

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Career outlook

Career opportunities for graduates of this program include employment in federal and state agencies (such as the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Forest Service, etc.), private consulting firms and nongovernmental and nonprofit organizations. Graduates of the program are also well-qualified to pursue graduate studies in relevant areas of the natural sciences.

Example careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Climate Change Analysts 11.1%$69,400
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 11.1%$69,400
Environmental Restoration Planners 11.1%$69,400
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary 9.6%$76,360
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 7.6%$62,290
Water Resource Specialists 9.9%$118,970
Hydrologists 9.9%$79,990
Industrial Ecologists 11.1%$69,400
Soil and Water Conservationists 6.3%$61,480
Soil and Plant Scientists 8.8%$62,430

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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