What kind of a job can I get with a B.S. degree in Environmental Science?

The Environmental Field is very diverse and this diversity is reflected in the variety of jobs for which one graduating with a B.S. in Environmental Science is qualified. Below is a list of some broad job categories with a brief description. It is important to note that the environmental field is very diverse and this list is not intended to be exhaustive.

  • Public Education and Outreach – working with the public to achieve awareness about environmental problems and solutions. These jobs are available with non-profit organizations, government agencies, parks, outdoor education centers, etc.

  • Technical and restoration solutions to environmental problems – this kind of work includes pollution monitoring, restoration, site assessment, planning, modeling, etc. These jobs are available with consulting firms, water and wastewater facilities, government agencies and some non-profit organizations.

  • Political/legal aspects of environmental problems – this area includes lobbying, technical writing, data gathering and analysis and other activities that support regulation and litigation.

  • Field studies – this work includes species surveys, habitat assessment, and research. These jobs area available with consulting firms and government agencies.

Here are some environmental job descriptions from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

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Conservation Scientists and Foresters

Environmental Scientists and Hydrologists

Environmental Scientists

The Usa Jobs site is a great place to find government job opportunities, as well as information about required skills for your desired field, and to predict your future salary.  You may also benefit by visiting NKU's Office of Career Services.