Environmental Science Career & Graduate School Opportunities
The Environmental Science major at Morris is designed to graduate future problem-solvers, professionals who have the tools to answer questions that have yet to be asked.
One of the most important aspects of the Environmental Science curriculum is that it fully prepares its graduates to enter the field and immediately become active participants.
To that end, the department works with cooperating laboratories, businesses, and governmental agencies to provide practical experience for students in the form of internships or similar placements. Some of these placements can lead directly to employment possibilities, or serve as a springboard to other opportunities.
The Environmental Science degree offers a multitude of career possibilities in both the government and private sector. Further academic work at the graduate level is also an option for those who want to continue their studies or teach in the field.
The employment outlook in environmental science currently surpasses the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that the environmental science sector is expected to grow “much faster than the average.” This designation indicates an anticipated job growth of 20 percent higher than baseline for all occupations. Moreover, according to BLS, a bachelor’s degree is “generally sufficient for most entry-level positions, although many employers prefer a master’s degree.”
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