The OSU Environmental Sciences online degree program is flexible to allow students to pursue a wide range of career goals based on their interest. Sample career options:
- Environmental consulting firms
- Government agencies (DEQ, EPA, Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service)
- Health and safety field (HAZMAT)
- Research labs
- Teaching in outdoor or nature centers
Nonprofit agencies (Institute for Applied Ecology, etc.)
Plus, this degree program is a great stepping stone toward graduate work such as teacher licensure, law school, master and doctorate programs in various fields.
For further information about job outlooks within this field, please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics “green” job data.
Environmental sciences career websites
- Encyclopedia Smithsonian
- Environmental Careers Organizations and "Job-Seeker"
- National Academy of Science
- Careers in Biological Sciences
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Additional career path resources for environmental science majors. Just click on the links for more details.
- What can you do with a major in ENSC?
- ENSC - what becomes of our graduates?
- Green Collar Assoc. summary of American Progress.org report on green job growth
- Green Collar Assoc. summary of Brookings Institute green job assessment
- US Dept. of Commerce report on current and future STEM jobs
- Wall Street Journal – data from Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce on how various college majors fare in the job market based on 2010 census data
- US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for Environmental Scientists and Specialists