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What Can I do with an Environmental Science Degree?


With a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, many job opportunities may be available to you. The environmental science degree at Grand Canyon University focuses on scientific communication, foundations of science, environmental health and many other aspects of science to give you the knowledge you need to excel in the career of your choice. 

The Program at GCU

Grand Canyon University’s degree in environmental science allows you to explore a variety of topics, with emphasis on real world application of knowledge, critical thinking and scientific development. Coursework includes the exploration of current issues and knowledge in:

  • Environmental geology
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Remediation strategies
  • Environmental sustainability and management
  • Human health risk assessment

In addition to these topics, you will have the opportunity to take hands-on courses and actively participate in projects that allow you to get a feel for what a future in this field will look like.

Career Opportunities

Pursuing an environmental science degree can lead you to finding a purposeful career in the field of environmental science. Some of the careers available to you may include environmental scientist, teacher, health and safety specialist, environmental engineering technician and many others.

Grand Canyon University offers a variety of dynamic STEM programs to prepare students for today’s workforce. To learn more about the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, visit our website or click the Request More Information button at the top of this page.

Written by Jessalyn Johnson, a sophomore majoring in English and professional writing at GCU.