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Top Environmental Science Colleges

As an environmental science major, you’ll gain the scientific knowledge needed to play a role is maintaining a sustainable planet and confronting the leading environmental challenges of our times. Along the way you will take courses in math, chemistry, biology, physics, and geology. Earning a degree in environmental science will prepare students for careers such as: environmental consultant, environmental educator, policy analyst, sustainability analyst, or waste management officer.

What do you need to make it in an Environmental Science program?

Future environmental scientists need to be strong students of advanced mathematics and the hard sciences. A deep love of nature and the outdoors doesn’t hurt either.

Your Environmental Science College Checklist:

  • Do undergraduate students have access to the premier laboratories or are they reserved for graduate/Ph.D. students?
  • What type of ecological fieldwork is part of the program? What types of experiences can students participate in through study abroad opportunities?
  • What independent project(s) or independent research are required as part of the degree?
  • How is your prospective college viewed by government and private employers?
  • What internship opportunities are available to undergraduates?
  • Do they have the most up-to-date computers and technology that help prepare students for the cutting edge aspects of the field?

The Top Environmental Science Colleges & Universities

Environmental Science is a competitive field and finding the right college and program is often key to landing a good job. Schools that are held in particularly high regard by professionals, employers and students include: University of California-Davis, Duke University, and Pomona College. For a complete list of College Transitions Top Environmental Science Colleges and Universities, click here.

*College lists are compiled on the basis of counselor interviews, guide books, exhaustive internet searches (of college and departmental websites), and data provided by The College Board and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

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