COLLEGE OF APPLIED & NATURAL SCIENCES

Environmental Science

The study of Environmental Science prepares students for career opportunities in an expanding job market that is geared toward finding solutions to environmental problems. Tech’s program offers flexibility by providing strong foundational training along with a customizable course component. These degrees are among the most flexible in the scope of careers; students are strongly encouraged to work with an advisor and with the faculty to develop an individual study plan that will prepare the student for specific professional goals.

Louisiana Tech’s Environmental Science program provides the necessary interdisciplinary training you will need as you move on to postgraduate study or career opportunities in the expanding environmental job market.

Students can engage in internships, and our school has an active undergraduate research program.  Students can work with faculty members on research projects in the lab or in the field, and can earn academic credit for that research that may be applied towards their degree requirements.

The Gary Zumwalt Scholarship is available for students in environmental science.

Graduate Opportunities

Environmental Health prepares you for postgraduate study (M.A., M.S., Ph.D., J.D.) in Biology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Conservation Biology, Environmental Law, Environmental Policy, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Mathematics and Statistics, Natural Resource Management. Plus any other area of academic specialization with a potential environmental component, from business, communications, or economics to geography, journalism, and sociology.

Career Opportunities

There are a number of fulfilling careers available to students majoring in environmental science:

  • Conservation
  • Environmental Policy and Law
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Forester
  • Park Ranger
  • Restoration Ecologist
  • Soil Scientist
  • Watershed Manager
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Environment, Health, and Safety Director
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer
  • Policy Analyst
  • Environmental Journalist
  • Landscape Architect
  • Compliance Specialist
  • Biogeochemist
  • Hydrologist
  • Urban & Regional Planning
  • Oceanographer
  • Wetland Manager
  • Ecologist
  • Government Scientist