What are environmental science majors?
Programs in environmental sciences prepare you to understand and analyze the planet’s natural systems, both physical and biological. In addition to a theoretical component, these programs often include field work, frequently in off-site or remote locations. As an environmental sciences major, you’ll be prepared for careers in government, academia, industry and the nonprofit sector.
How much do environmental science majors make?
|Environmental science majors
|Atmospheric sciences and meteorology
|Geology and earth science
|General environmental science
|Natural resources conservation and management
|Wildlife and fisheries management
Popular environmental science majors by degrees awarded
On average, around 30,800 students obtain a bachelor's degree or associate degree in all environmental science fields each year. In 2021, the most popular major within environmental science was general environmental science with 15,530 students obtaining a bachelor's degree and 524 students obtaining an associate degree. The least popular major was marine science with 567 students obtaining a bachelor's degree and 62 students obtaining an associate degree. Overall, environmental science is a relatively popular area of study.