The world requires trained environmental professionals and informed citizens to mitigate the issues created by these amplified burdens. Our interdisciplinary majors, Environmental Geosciences and Environmental Studies, provide the necessary preparation for future professionals in the environmental field and cultivate an entrepreneurial, problem solving mindset that seeks solutions for the sustainable future of the Earth.


The Environmental Programs (ENVP) in the College of Arts & Sciences represent our commitment to interdisciplinary earth science and environmental solutions.  Graduates of our program are equipped to pursue careers in environmental consulting, conservation management, environmental education, policy analysis, and many other fields that require a deep understanding of the environment and earth system processes.  Environmental scientists and specialists use their knowledge of the natural sciences to protect the environment and human health.

Recent employment outlook data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for environmental scientists and specialists:

Data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Practical experiences, including fieldwork, lab research, and internships, provide hands-on learning opportunities that are crucial for real-world application. Additionally, our program emphasizes key skills for professional success in our cornerstone class.  Throughout the curriculum we focus on critical thinking, problem-solving, and effective communication, ensuring that graduates are well-prepared to analyze complex environmental issues and devise innovative solutions.

By fostering collaboration and encouraging internships with industry partners, government agencies, and non-profit organizations, we offer students unique opportunities to network, gain professional experience, and understand the diverse career paths available.