Our graduates enter a wide range of careers, including environmental testing, ecological field research, environmental consulting and impact assessment, environmental education, alternative energy, environmental planning, and working with local, state and federal government agencies.
The major is structured so that you may continue your studies at the graduate level in a variety of environmental-related areas. If you’re planning a career in education, you can also complete the Earth Science track.
Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges
|Job Title||Salary Range|
|Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors||$57,440 - $153,720|
|Environmental Engineers||$54,280 - $143,240|
|Soil and Plant Scientists||$54,640 - $101,130|
|Survey Researchers||$39,140 - $154,600|
|Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists||$46,330 - $102,140|
|Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists||$47,320 - $79,380|
|Fire Inspectors and Investigators||$29,320 - $87,700|
|Fish and Game Wardens||$55,020 - $81,170|
|Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors||$48,340 - $103,040|
* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020).
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