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Environmental Geosciences

A professor instructs a group of environmental geoscience students sitting at a table in a lab.

The environmental geosciences major is designed for students who want to pursue a career in the environmental sciences with core training in the earth sciences. It affords graduates the ability to enter a professional position in areas such as environmental consulting and governmental agencies directly after graduation or to enter a graduate program in the earth and environmental sciences, leading to a career in an advanced professional position or academia. 

Students may also complete this major through Lyman Briggs College


Graduates in environmental geosciences pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of the environments, geography and earth sciences. 

Alumni work at: 

  • Educational institutions
  • Federal government agencies
  • High schools and middle schools
  • Research laboratories
  • Research institutes

Alumni work as: 

  • Environmental science and protection technicians
  • Food scientists and technologists
  • Geochemists
  • Geographers
  • Hydrologists
  • Meteorologists
  • Teachers and educators

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