Dr. Zhi-Qing Lin
Director, Environmental Sciences Program
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
2165 Science Building West
Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1099
Phone: 618-650-2650 Fax: 618-650-5102
U.S. Department of Labor: Job Outlook for Environmental Scientists/Specialists
Employment of environmental scientists and specialists is projected to grow 15% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations in the U.S. Heightened public interest in the hazards facing the environment, as well as the increasing demands placed on the environment by population growth, is expected to spur demand for environmental scientists and specialists. The median annual wage for environmental scientists and specialists was $63,570 in May 2012 in the U.S.For more information, please visit the United States Department of Labor-Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Life-Physical-and-Social-Science/Environmental-scientists-and-specialists.htm
News and Announcements
► The Graduate Scholar Award Available from the Graduate School for Prospective Students: The purpose of the Graduate Scholar Award is to provide financial support in the form of tuition waivers to academically qualified individuals underrepresented in graduate programs. There are up to 15 awards available each year. For eligibility and application information, please click here.
►The Environmental Sciences Program at SIU Edwardsville is now offering a cooperative doctoral program - PhD in Environmental Resources and Policy (ERP) - in collaboration with the Environmental Resources and Policy Program at SIU Carbondale. Please visit ERP program website for additional information (Click here).
►Congratulations to Hannah Fyfe and Jun Wang who received both the Outstanding Environmental Sciences Graduate Award and the Julia E. Walker Award in Environmental Sciences in 2016.
►Welcome Dr. Ben Greenfield, Assistant Professor in Environmental Health: Dr. Ben Greenfield will join the Environmental Sciences Program in Fall 2016, as an Assistant Professor in Environmental Health. Dr. Greenfield graduated from the School of Public Health (the Environmental Health Sciences Division) at the University of California at Berkeley. He will teach Occupational Health, Environmental Health and Waste Management, Topics of Environmental Health and Toxicology, and Statistics for Environmental Sciences courses.
►Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences: The Environmental Sciences Program will start a new undergraduate major program - BA/BS in Environmental Sciences - in Fall 2016. This new undergraduate program has three specializations: (1) Environmental Health, (2) Environmental Toxicology, and (3) Environmental Management. For more information, please click here or contact the Environmental Sciences Program office.
The Mission of the Environmental Sciences Program is to cultivate the students' perspectives of environmental issues and provide students with refined knowledge of environmental issues at the local, regional, and global scale. The program will increase the student's technical competence in addressing these issues, their origins, ramifications, and resolutions. The Environmental Sciences Program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is interdisciplinary, and is designed to enhance and promote professional education and career opportunities in a wide area of interests.