Environmental science is a multidisciplinary branch of science that focuses on understanding environmental systems, identifying and addressing human impacts on the environment, and connecting sound science to policy decisions. The Environmental Science major at COS challenges students to strengthen their understandings of the natural and physical sciences and takes advantage of the rich environmental science laboratory we live in by engaging students in local environmental research or work experience.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:
There are many exciting careers available to people with an environmental science background including the following: environmental scientist, geoscientists, hydrologist, environmental consultant, energy consultant, conservation scientist, environmental educator, environmental technician, forester, teacher, and energy technician. Many of these careers require a bachelor’s degree or higher.
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