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Environmental science is an interdisciplinary field merging the sciences, mathematics, philosophy, political science, and economics. Experience has shown that the best way to learn about environmental science is to do environmental science. The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science at New England College provides a variety of hands-on learning opportunities in classrooms, laboratories, travel courses, and research projects. Students gain professional experience through internships with environmental science professionals or by completing an in-depth investigation with a faculty member. Environmental Science majors complete a core of natural science and environmental studies and then choose an expertise area from a variety of options including Water Resources, Geographic Information Systems, Soil Science, Energy and the Environment, Solid Waste Management, Air Quality, and Toxicology.
The work of environmental scientists and management professionals is crucial in addressing the pertinent issues of the 21st century. New England College students are prepared for employment directly after graduation or may go into related advanced study and graduate programs.
Environmental Science: Learn by Doing at New England College
- Exciting, resume-building internships with leading environmental organizations.
- Analytical courses that provide hands-experience in biology, ecology, chemistry, calculus, environmental policy, ethics, economics, environmental sustainability, and research methods.
- Year-long research projects on a topic developed in collaboration with faculty and outside collaborators.
- Travel courses on tropical marine biology, which includes 10 days of field research in Belize.
- Travel courses on social justice and community service, which includes 10 days of research and service in New Orleans and the gulf coast region of the United States.
- International summer internships and research programs in destinations like Cost Rica and Panama.
Career Opportunities in Environmental Science
- State and federal agencies such as the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, United States Fish and Wildlife, New Hampshire (NH) Department of Environmental Services, NH Fish and Game, NH Department of Transportation, NH Public Utilities Commission, and many others.
- Environmental Consulting
- Environmental Engineering (requires an additional degree to become certified)
- Master’s and Ph.D. programs
- Environmental Education