Careers for environmental scientists exist in academic, nonprofit, industrial, governmental, and public health settings. Students with a minor in environmental science are well prepared to pursue opportunities in the workforce or in graduate or professional schools. Many students get advanced degrees in biology, ecology, or environmental science, while other seek employment in the public health or environmental management professions. Students must complete 18 credits above the introductory level for a minor in environmental science. Of the 18 credits, a minimum of 12 credits of minor coursework must be completed in addition to any courses (required courses or program electives) included in the major curriculum.
Interested students should apply to the minor program early in their academic career, usually by the fifth semester of college work, but no later than the end of the drop/add period of the first semester of their last year of didactic work.
For more information on applying for and completing a minor, please see Minors in the Academics section of this catalog.