Concern for the welfare of our planet is leading an increasing number of students toward careers in environmental science. Environmental science studies the environment and the effects of biological systems on the environment. Students who pursue an undergraduate degree in this field choose a specialization that enhances their understanding of resources conservation, environmental policy, and the effect of toxic materials on ecosystems.
Environmental science majors take 17 courses in ecology, chemistry, biology, and geography. You can specialize in areas that include resource conservation, environmental policy and the effects of toxic materials. This academic discipline prepares graduates for a career in teaching, law, government agencies, industry, the health sciences or they can go on to gradual school.
A minor in environmental science requires 6 courses and may be of interest to students who want to deepen their understanding of the science of environmental issues.