The Environmental Science
(ENSC) major at the University of Delaware was initiated in 1991 to provide students
with the opportunity to earn a science degree that spans a variety of disciplines
that relate to the natural environment. The subject is sufficiently broad that
no single department can offer all the courses that are appropriate for the major.
Consequently, students must take a body of core courses in Biology, Geography,
and Geology, supplemented with required courses in Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics
for completion of the BS degree in ENSC. Students then take upper-level elective
courses that are focused in their areas of special interest. Areas of emphasis include
Climatology, Geographic Information Systems and
Cartography, Mineralogy and Sedimentology, and Environmental Geology; Ecology
and Environmental Biology, Sustainable Energy Technology, Marine Science, and Hydrology.
Graduating students may pursue employment in
environmental planning and consulting companies and county, state and federal
environmental agencies. Additionally, many students continue their studies
in graduate programs in natural science programs or in policy, legal, or
Sample Job Titles
|Bachelor's Degree/Entry Level
||Further Education/Experience Often
|*geographic data analyst
|*risk assessment specialist
||*urban or regional planner
|*industrial environmental manager
||*environmental policy manager
||*geographic information systems analyst
Check the Dictionary of Occupational Titles under
section 024 for additional related careers.
- Participation in Internships
or Field Experience Placements, OSHA training courses, and computer and
data analysis skills.
- Sample UD Field Experience: Department
of Geological Services, Delaware Nature Society, U.S. Department of the Interior and undergraduate research internships.
Some Employers of Environmental Science Majors
Research Environmental Firms
Goverment ( Local, State, Federal)
Other Sources of Information
American Geological Institute
American Institute of Petroleum Geologists
Association of American Geographers
Environmental Career Center
Environmental Career Opportunities
Environmental Careers Organization
Environmental Jobs and Careers
Geological Society of America
Student Conservation Association
The Environmental Jobs Information System can be accessed over the Internet.
To SUBSCRIBE, send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org with a SUBJECT and a
MESSAGE of: SUBSCRIBE.
The Riley Guide
Resources for Finding Employment
Found at the Career Services Center's Career Library (first floor):
Further information including: Skills to Develop, Strategies for Contacting
Employers, Grad School Information and where to get assistance is available
in the CAREER LIBRARY located at 401 Academy Street.
Last updated: August 29, 2011 (GC)