Environmental Science Option
Make a difference by turning your passion for environmental protection and sustainability into a rewarding career. Take advantage of Pennsylvania’s abundant streams, forests, and wetlands as outdoor classrooms. As a student in the Environmental Science option, you can customize your education to suit your personal environmental interests. ERM graduates work to protect the environment, conserve natural resources, restore ecosystems, and more!
In the Environmental Science Option, students select a minor or choose a group of courses (totaling at least 18 credits) that focus on a particular aspect of the environment. Examples include watersheds and water resources, climate change impacts, geographic information systems, energy and air pollution, ecology, environmental engineering, wildlife and fisheries science, and others.
Courses and minors from across the University can be selected to develop a student's area of specialization in the Environmental Sciences Option.
As an ERM graduate, you will have gained the experience to work with government agencies at the local, state, and federal levels; with private environmental consulting firms; or with nonprofit organizations all over the world.
Many students also pursue advanced degrees in professional or graduate schools. Students can specialize in water resources, soil science, environmental economics and policy, geographic information systems, energy and air pollution, hazardous waste management, wildlife and fisheries, environmental engineering, and more.