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Environmental Science Degree at University of Iowa (UI)

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Environmental Science Degree

The environmental science degree program at University of Iowa instructs students on the application of biological, chemical, and physical principles related to the study and focus of the solution of environmental issues, such as abating and controlling environmental pollution and degradation, natural resources management, and the effects human society has on the natural environment. Students who graduate the environmental science degree program will have gained instruction in courses such as biology, chemistry, physics, geosciences, climatology, statistics, and mathematical modeling. Get more details below including other Iowa colleges that offer environmental science degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Environmental Science Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. University of Iowa offers a bachelor's degree program in environmental science.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male10
Female4

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
White11
Unknown3

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Environmental Science program at University of Iowa, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health

  • Description:

    Conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Using knowledge of various scientific disciplines, may collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, environmental scientists and specialists, including health employment is expected to grow at a rate of 18.7% from 2010 to 2020

Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health

  • Description:

    Perform laboratory and field tests to monitor the environment and investigate sources of pollution, including those that affect health, under the direction of an environmental scientist, engineer, or other specialist. May collect samples of gases, soil, water, and other materials for testing.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, environmental science and protection technicians, including health employment is expected to grow at a rate of 23.6% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Iowa City, IA
      • Total Employment: 40
      • Average Hourly Rate: $22.80
      • Average Annual Salary: $47,430

Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses in environmental science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Environmental Science Programs in Iowa

Environmental Science programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Coe College

Cedar Rapids, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Environmental Science (B)
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Maharishi University of Management

Fairfield, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

14 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Environmental Science (B)
Ashford University

Clinton, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Environmental Studies (B)
  • Environmental Science (B)
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University of Dubuque

Dubuque, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Environmental Science (B)
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University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA
Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs Offered
  • Environmental Science (B,M)
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Drake University

Des Moines, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

9 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Environmental Studies (B)
  • Environmental Science (B)
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Simpson College

Indianola, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Environmental Science (B)
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Iowa State University

Ames, IA
Type: 4-Year Public College

37 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Environmental Studies (B,M,D)
  • Environmental Science (B,M,D)
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Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Environmental Science (B)
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Dordt College

Sioux Center, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Environmental Science (B)