Environmental Science involves the interdisciplinary study of relationships between living organisms, including humans, and the environment. If you want to become a research scientist, environmental scientist, environmental lawyer, water quality specialist, environmental manager, natural resource manager, regulatory specialist, environmental policy analyst, non-governmental organization manager, geographic information system specialist, middle or high school science teacher, sustainability specialist, or are just interested in learning about environmental issues, then majoring in Environmental Science would be an ideal choice for you.
Environmental Science can be a challenging subject for many students. Predictors of success include:
1. 4 years of math in high school
2. An A or B in high school biology or environmental science
3. A Math subscore on the ACT of 22 or above
4. A strong work ethic
5. A high school curriculum that encouraged studying and critical thinking
6. Strong writing and organizational skills
Once you have graduated with an Environmental Science degree from UTC, you have various choices depending on your interests. Many of our graduates choose to attend graduate school in environmental science, biology, environmental law and policy, land use planning, or natural resource and environmental management. Others go immediately into a job as wildlife biologists, middle and high school science teachers, natural resource managers, environmental consultants, geographic information specialists, non-profit scientists and managers, and environmental technicians. The program in Environmental Science at UTC is designed to prepare students for success in all of these careers.
For more information about the degree options in Environmental Science go to the department website at http://www.utc.edu/Academic/BiologicalAndEnvironmentalSciences/