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Exploring a Degree in Environmental Science

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Young researcher woman examines plants and water in the forest.

Interested in an environmental science degree? If you are passionate about preserving the Earth, keep reading to learn more about a degree in environmental science, and find out what you will study and what career opportunities may be available to you.

Make an Impact

A bachelor’s degree in environmental science allows you to explore the trends and problems that are associated with environmental science and health. The program challenges you to think critically, while exposing you to real-world applications, so that you may make an impact on today’s society.

Study and Protect the Environment

A degree in environmental science offers advanced and interactive curriculum that helps enhance your learning experience and expand your understanding of important topics related to environmental science.

The curriculum includes an introduction to the concepts, data sources and methodologies used in environmental hazard identification, dose-response assessment, exposure assessment and more. Other course topics include environmental law, analytical chemistry, chemical investigation and remediation strategies. In addition, you can pursue research opportunities within the new Institute for Environmental Sustainability at GCU.

Find a Rewarding Career

Upon completion of this STEM program, you may have numerous career opportunities within the field of environmental science or choose to pursue graduate study. As you enter the workforce, you will be qualified to apply for positions such as an environmental engineering tech, environmental scientist, geoscientist, environmental science postsecondary teacher and more.

If you feel that obtaining a degree in environmental science is the next step, then explore your options in Grand Canyon University’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology. Visit our website or click on the Request More Information button at the top of the page to learn more!

Written by Jessica Meyer, a senior earning a marketing degree at GCU.