Environmental Science

Do you like working to solve problems that affect our environment and human health?

Environmental science is a distinctive program of interdisciplinary study that explores energy and climate systems and their complex relationships with the world's diverse human cultures in order to achieve environmental sustainability on a local, regional, and global scale. This program is a great option to gain the skills needed for employment in environmental science, energy management, public health, environmental/biodiversity conservation, environmental restoration, and geospatial technology.

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Career Opportunities

The environmental science program will prepare you for work in a variety of occupations and career paths, including:

  • Environmental Scientist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Health Technician
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Park Ranger
  • Hydrologist
  • Researcher (Academic/Industry)
  • Energy Analyst


Change your life with an environmental science degree. Our program gives you options to explore.

About degrees and certificates

A certificate readily prepares you to enter a particular field or career. It can also give you new skills for advancement in the workplace.

Associate Degrees:
An associate degree requires a broader education for career options in a range of industries. It's a great step towards earning a bachelor degree at a four-year school or entering the workforce sooner.

Associate Degrees for Transfer:
A transfer degree is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. Earning one can guarantee admission to California State Universities, some private and online universities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). ADTs, along with a transfer agreement guarantee (TAG) with the University of California system can help you achieve your goals for less. Learn about transfer services.