A bachelor’s degree in environmental science offers a broad approach to the natural sciences. Students typically take courses in biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. Students often take specialized courses in hydrology or waste management as part of their degree as well. Classes in environmental policy and regulation are also beneficial. Students who want to reach the . level and have a career in academia or as an environmental scientist doing basic research may find it advantageous to major in a more specific natural science such as chemistry, biology, physics, or geology, rather than a broader environmental science degree.
Environmental Science provides an integrated, quantitative, and interdisciplinary approach to the study of environmental systems. The magnitude and complexity of environmental problems are creating a growing need for scientists with rigorous, interdisciplinary training in environmental science. The Environmental Science curriculum is designed to prepare students for positions of leadership in this rapidly changing discipline. Environmental Science graduates have a solid foundation in biological and physical natural sciences and the specialized training necessary for integrated analysis of environmental systems.
THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA (OU), Norman invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to be appointed at the Assistant Professor level in the Hydrology and Water Security Initiative. It is being developed by the School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science (), with co-leadership from Meteorology, Geography, and Social Sciences. This new position reflects the strong commitment of OU to expand the pioneering work of the HyDROS Center () and to leverage long-standing strengths and complement a richly diverse and innovative research and education portfolio in remote sensing hydrology and weather extremes at the world-renowned National Weather Center () and emerging strengths in environmental sustainability and coupled human-natural system resilience. Click here for more information (PDF).