"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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"Interests of students majoring in Environmental Studies vary from forestry, agriculture, conservation biology, environmental chemistry, and soil science." 
(Provided by Warren Wilson College)

The curriculum in the bachelor’s degree program provides a strong foundation in the sciences and introduces students to the interdisciplinary breadth of environmental science through a selection of core courses dealing with the geographical, physical, social and living environments. 
(Provided by SUNY: School of Environmental Science and Forestry)

"Our primary mission is to educate students on the fundamentals of environmental science, while instilling a deep fascination and intellectual capacity to work in their chosen area of specialization, whether its Natural Resources Management, Ecological Design, Soil and Watershed Science or Environmental Health." 
(Provided by: The University of Maryland)


The University of Kentucky Natural Resources and Environmental Science program is the only interdisciplinary, environmental science degree at the University of Kentucky. NRES is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and field experiences necessary for a career in environmental science, natural resource management, and related fields or for further graduate work and training. 
(Provided by: The University of Kentucky)

Sustainability involves making decisions that support the environmental or social-cultural systems on which we depend.  It requires a coordinated approach involving personal lifestyles, workplace practices, and planning and policy-making that fosters diverse and flourishing ecosystems and healthy, diverse human communities marked by social and cultural integration with stable equitable economies. 
(Provided by: The University of Northern Colorado)

"A leader in the natural resources and environmental sciences, our Department focuses its research, academics and outreach on remote sensing/geographic information systems and water, air, forests, fisheries and wildlife resources. The goal is to renew, manage and conserve our planet's limited natural resources."
(Provided by: The University of Connecticut)