"Rocks for jocks" was the saying a while ago about geology. That was until they went searching for oil, or granite counter tops became a must have for elegant homes. The environmental science major, and the various facets within it, will allow students to better understand how humans act with, and upon, their natural world. Waste Management, Power Generation, Plant Nurseries, Recycling Centers and many other industries hire Environmental Science graduates. It’s an amazing field with endless possibilities.

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Why is this Important?

  • Professional Associations are where the industry of the major gather together
  • Many have student chapters you can join while in college
  • Many offer internships, scholarships, and opportunities in the major

Student Associations

Earth, oceans, atmosphere, space, and planets. AGU is an international scientific society of 35,000 members. Dedicated to advancing the understanding of Earth and its environment in space and making results available to the public. Visit
Promotes understanding of water resources and related issues by providing a multidisciplinary forum for education, professional development and information exchange. Visit
Works to promote ecological science by improving communication among ecologists; raising public awareness; increasing the resources available for ecological science; and ensuring the appropriate use of ecological science in environmental decision making. Visit
A nonprofit federation of 32 geo scientific and professional associations that represent geologists, geophysicists, and other earth scientists. Information services to geoscientists, geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the role the geosciences play in mankind's use of resources and interaction with the environment. Visit
International organization with 31,000 members in 115 countries. Member information, trade show schedules, news, and publications. Visit
The purposes of ASLO are to promote the interests of limnology, oceanography and related sciences, to foster the exchange of information across the range of aquatic science, and to further investigations dealing with these subjects. ASLO is best known for its journal, Limnology and Oceanography, its interdisciplinary meetings, and its special symposia. Visit
Founded in 1988 to disseminate knowledge of oceanography and its application through research and education, to promote communication among oceanographers, and to provide a constituency for consensus-building across all the disciplines of the field. Visit
Professionals concerned with soil protection, cleanup and remediation. Provide scientific, technical, regulatory, and practical information on environmental issues. Visit
The student-run arm of the Sierra Club. Visit
A national network of campus activists that engage in campus greening projects. Visit