Environmental Science

Geologists conduct a stream study

What do environmental science graduates do?

WCU students graduating with a bachelor’s degree in environmental science have many career and educational options.

Graduates may choose to attend law school or graduate school, perhaps in one of the Environmental Science Program subdisciplines.

Graduates entering careers might work in environmental positions with government agencies, consulting firms and nonprofits. Other environmental options include jobs in conservation, monitoring, regulation, protection, policy, research, education and planning.

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Environmental Science Program

Interested in protecting the environment? WCU’s Environmental Science Program gives you the opportunity to develop expertise in evaluating human effects on the environment and in promoting and implementing sustainable restoration of land and water ecosystems.

While many institutions relegate environmental science to a concentration or subdiscipline, at WCU environmental science is its own major. Because the program is small, you’ll receive abundant individual attention from expert faculty and have the flexibility to customize the interdisciplinary curriculum according to your own interests. The major includes courses in chemistry, biology, environmental health sciences, geology, and natural resources.

At WCU we offer you real experience for the real world. Here, environmental science is a hands-on program whose capstone project allows you to apply your understanding to projects that benefit the communities around you. We also offer a wealth of special opportunities that will enhance your studies and social and civic life.

Come join us and explore the exciting world of environmental science at WCU. If you’d like more information, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

The Environmental Science Program is administered by a director and committee of faculty from the chemistry and physics department, biology department, geosciences and natural resources department, and the Environmental Health Sciences Program.


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