If you care about the environment, want to improve natural habitats, or influence environmental political policy, consider a degree in Environmental Science.
USF’s small classes mean our professors have time to help you explore your own passions, and complete your own research. When you graduate, you’ll have the skills to make the world a better place.
A concentration in Conservation Biology allows you to personalize your degree, and get outside a little more. You’ll learn to identify species (including birds, insects, trees, and other plants), understand environmental problems, use statistics and maps, comprehend water management practices, and classify rock and soil dynamics.
This track is for those wanting to make the world a better place, but might not be sure how. Every graduate since the program began in 1993 has found a job in his or her field of choice or been accepted into graduate school within two months. Upper level courses are very hands on and project based. This concentration is supported by a very active field studies program with regularly scheduled courses in the Bahamas, Desert Southwest (AZ/UT), Southern Appalachian Mountains, Colorado, and Indiana.
This new concentration responds to the world’s growing need for Sustainable Food Systems and includes a focus on urban agriculture. You’ll visit a variety of urban farms to learn cutting- edge sustainability operations, as well as complete an internship. Your program will culminate in a meaningful project based on your developing interests.
We asked our professors and they said environmental scientists possess:
Analyze samples and surveys to identify threats to the environment
Develop plans to prevent, control, or fix problems like land or water pollution
Learn laws and policies related to environmental science
Justin talks about the importance of his internship and discusses the quality of the USF internship partnerships.
100% of USF’s Environmental Science Graduates have found jobs or started graduate school after graduating. We have graduates working at the City of Fort Wayne, Cooper Tire, Ohio Health, Praxair, Raytheon Company, SES Environmental, Seven Gen, and the U.S. National Park Service.
Types of careers you may have after you graduate include: