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Welcome to the Department of Environmental Sciences

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:

News and Announcements

SIUE Fastest Growing Illinois Public Institution in 20 Year Period

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is the fastest growing public institution in Illinois over the past 20 years. According to the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), SIUE has demonstrated a 26.8% growth in total enrollment from 1996 to 2016.

 2017 Environmental Research Retreat: The Environmental Sciences Program at SIUE and the Environmental Resources and Policy Program at SIUC have sucessfully organized the first Environmental Research Retreat. The retreat was held on 5-6 May 2017 in Maryville-Edwardsville, with 37 participants from Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses and 11 oral and 16 poster presentations by faculty and graduate students.
2017 Environmental Research Retreat 
 Congratulations to Dr. Bill Retzlaff who recently has been awarded as Fellow of Illinois State Academy of Science.
Retzlaff_ISAS Fellow 
 Congratulations to Lalita Mazgaeen and Molly McCready who received the Outstanding Environmental Sciences Graduate Award in 2017. 
 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 has started 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.
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