Discover a career path that embraces your love of the great outdoors
Environmental threats due to population growth have made sustainability efforts increasingly important. Learn how to keep our natural resources abundant and safe by studying environmental processes, human interaction and needed policies on air quality, water quality, hazard mitigation and other environmental concerns. Careers include pollution remediation, impact assessment, monitoring, site assessment, investigation, compliance and regulation enforcement. Other tracks include opportunities in state, federal and local environmental regulatory agencies, private environmental firms, local governments, corporations and industry. Protect the environment and its inhabitants using STEM, innovation and discovery.
No foreign language credits required
No thesis required
Environmental Science (BS) :: 1.2 Is this Program a Good Fit for You?
Is this Program a Good Fit for You?
Environmental Sciences students are typically interested in:
- State, federal and local environmental regulatory agencies
- Private environmental firms and corporations
Environmental Science (BS) ::1.3 SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED
SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED IN environmentAL SCIENCE
Take on our mission to build a better Texas that is eager to compete in an interconnected world with creativity, ethical leadership and imagination. We don’t just discover the future, we make it.
The College of Science and Engineering is a gateway to in-demand STEM careers projected to make up a significant portion of the U.S. and global economy.
Shape an innovative framework with an award-winning faculty including four Regents Professors, a highly selective honor for exemplary contributions to their university, community and the State of Texas.
Our faculty will help you tackle complex challenges and discover solutions with hands-on research in various fields.
Environmental Science (BS) :: 1.7 Careers
As an environmental science student, you are able to apply your in-depth knowledge in the field by choosing an internship among private, government and non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) that have established collaboration with the Department of Environmental Sciences at Texas A&M University-Commerce. These internships enable you to work on specific projects under the direction of professionals and is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to you.
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
There is a 11% projected job growth through 2026 for Environmental scientists and specialists and a 12% projected job growth for Environmental science and protection through 2026.
US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018Back to menu
Environmental Science (BS) :: 1.11 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Internship experience provides the foundation employers are often looking for. Although not required for your degree, internships are an important part of your education experience. These are just a few of the companies that partner with Career Development and offer opportunities for A&M-Commerce environmental science students.
Environmental Science (BS) ::1.12 MINORS
- Environmental Science
- Biological Sciences
Environmental Science (BS) ::1.14 FEATURED COURSES
This course is designed to acquaint you with the numerous ethical issues and perspectives confronting society and environmental scientists. The course also provides an overview of environmental laws on regulations and practice in navigating through these laws.
This course is designed to provide you with an overview of environmental toxicology, including an examination of the major classes of pollutants, their fate in the environment, their disposition in organisms, and their mechanisms of toxicity.
This course will introduce you to the sources of air pollution and its effects on human and other organisms. You will study federal, state, and local regulatory requirements, as well as analyze mechanisms and methods for air pollution control and management.
Undergraduate Program Costs
Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,126 for Texas residents and $9,034 for non-residents.