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 (2013)

 Graduates
Male20
Female12

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Asian2
Hispanic1
White23
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

Salary & Wages

  • Iowa City, IA
    • Total Employment: 50
    • Average Hourly Rate: $30.81
    • Average Annual Salary: $64,080

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
    • Average Hourly Rate: $23.26
    • Average Annual Salary: $48,380

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Coe College

Cedar Rapids, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Environmental Science (B)

Maharishi University of Management

Fairfield, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 19 students completed this program

Programs

  • Environmental Science (B)

Ashford University

Clinton, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Environmental Studies (B)
  • Environmental Science (B)

University of Dubuque

Dubuque, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 13 students completed this program

Programs

  • Environmental Science (B)

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Environmental Science (B,M)

Drake University

Des Moines, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 10 students completed this program

Programs

  • Environmental Studies (B)
  • Environmental Science (B)

Simpson College

Indianola, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 13 students completed this program

Programs

  • Environmental Science (B)

Iowa State University

Ames, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 33 students completed this program

Programs

  • Environmental Studies (B,M,D)
  • Environmental Science (B,M,D)

Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Environmental Science (B)

Dordt College

Sioux Center, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • Environmental Studies (B)
  • Environmental Science (B)

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