Learn to Address Environmental Issues Head-On

Earth matters. A changing environment needs highly educated people who can address both scientific and societal challenges. Nova Southeastern University’s B.S. in Environmental Science program prepares you to help solve the problems created by the impact of human activity on the environment. You’ll gain a comprehensive knowledge of earth’s physical, chemical and biotic systems.

Field studies. Internships. Visits to local ecosystems. NSU is located in an epicenter of biodiversity and development. You’ll experience biology and sociology come alive as you struggle to find solutions to local and global problems. In addition to courses in Everglades ecology, chemistry and environmental law, you can explore electives that delve into cell biology, biodiversity and geographical information systems.

Why Should You Major in Environmental Science at NSU?

Start Your Career in Government and Nonprofit Agencies

With your environmental science degree you’ll be prepared for a number of career opportunities, including everything from analyzing data in an office or laboratory to gathering air and water samples on the field. You can work in non-profit organizations, private and governmental sectors. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that jobs for environmental scientists and specialists will grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2029, which is much faster than the average rate. No matter what path you choose to follow, a career in environmental science helps you make a difference and gain expertise in something that matters to everyone—our world

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Average Starting Salary

According to a 2020 report from PayScale.com, graduates with a bachelor’s degree in environmental science make an average of $59,750 per year.

Shark Destinations

You’ll find NSU environmental science alumni at companies like Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Broward County Board of County Commissioners, Jungle Queen and New York State Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation. They hold titles such as Naturalist, Hydrologic Technician, Research Associate, Environmental Educator and Environmental Scientist. *

*Data provided by NSU’s Office of Career Development