Environmental Sciences at SIUE
The environmental sciences undergraduate program in the College of Arts and Sciences at SIUE is interdisciplinary and designed to cultivate students' perspectives of environmental issues and provide them with refined knowledge of environmental issues at the local, regional and global scale. The curriculum within the Department of Environmental Sciences will increase students’ technical competence in addressing these environmental issues, their origins, ramifications and resolutions. The program will promote experiential learning and professional education to prepare students for career opportunities in a wide variety of workplaces.
Degrees Available at SIUE
- Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Sciences
- Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of environmental scientists and specialists is projected to grow 15 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is faster than the average for all occupations in the U.S. Graduates with a BS or BA degree in the specializations of environmental health, environmental toxicology and environmental management will have career opportunities in the areas of interest. For example, a licensed environmental health practitioner can be employed for inspection, sampling and reporting for sanitary, food safety, sewage and waste disposal, drinking water, pest control, or industrial hygiene.