Environmental science jobs are expected to grow by 11% nationally from 2014 to 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Some environmental science jobs are available for graduates with just a bachelor’s degree, but earning your master’s in environmental resource science will provide more career options, positions with greater responsibility, increased pay, and greater autonomy.
Employees with a master’s in environmental science are equipped for careers in areas including:
- Soil science/conservation
- Environmental health
- Water quality
- Environmental consulting
- State departments of soil conservation and environmental quality
- Federal science agencies including the EPA, USGS, Wildlife and Fisheries, and more
- Science education
- Environmental management
- Urban planning
- Restoration management
We also partner with businesses and industries in the region including local government, engineering firms, environmental quality management organizations, and others to provide internship opportunities for our students so they can get on-the-job-training while earning course credit.
The M.S. program in Environmental Science has been approved by the Louisiana Board of Regents to begin in Fall 2017 pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.