Environmental Science

Environmental Science

Our environment is facing some serious challenges — climate change, habitat loss, environmental degradation, threats to animal life, and overpopulation. Environmental crisis confronts us all.

Environmental science is interdisciplinary and combines study in biology, chemistry, statistics, and earth sciences. Study the scientific, ecological, and economic issues that affect our environment as well as policy and solutions to our current environmental crises and challenges.

You’ll also study local agriculture — its biological, social, and economic aspects — and engage in fieldwork in Marin’s parks and study the preservation of our local open spaces.

Careers in Government, Business, and Agriculture

  • Begin your career as an entry-level environmental scientist or environmental geologist, or become a teacher or an urban grower.
  • Work for a non-profit as a policy analyst.
  • Work in business as a hydrologist, renewable energy scientist, agriculture and food scientist, or a green architect.
  • Continue your studies and become an environmental lawyer, an environmental engineer, a zoologist, or a wildlife biologist.

Transfer Opportunities and Pathways

An Environmental Science major can be found at many bachelor’s granting institutions. Some universities and colleges may even have similar, but more specified majors to explore, that could align better with your interests. Examples include Environmental Studies, Ecology, Environmental Engineering, Natural Resources and Conservation, Agriculture, Forestry, Environmental Design, Earth Science, Plant Biology, and many more.

  • Search a list of Environmental Science related majors at the UCs and CSUs
  • Compare average admit GPAs across similar majors at the UCs
  • Learn what major prep courses you need to take in order to transfer to the UCs or CSUs
  • Explore similar majors at private and out-of-state institutions
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