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Environmental Science Degree at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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Environmental Science Degree

The environmental science degree program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 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 Virginia 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. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers a bachelor's degree program in environmental science.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male16
Female20

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
American Indian1
Asian3
Hispanic1
White28
Unknown2

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Environmental Science program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

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
    • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
      • Total Employment: 50
      • Average Hourly Rate: $27.51
      • Average Annual Salary: $57,210

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

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 Virginia

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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Lynchburg College

Lynchburg, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

9 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Environmental and Wildlife Management (B)
  • Environmental Science (B)
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Randolph College

Lynchburg, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Environmental Studies (B)
  • Environmental Science (B)
Averett University

Danville, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Environmental Science (B)
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Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Environmental Studies (B)
  • Environmental Science (B)
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Emory and Henry College

Emory, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

9 students completed this program

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

Bridgewater, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

7 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Environmental Science (B)
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University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA
Type: 4-Year Public College

77 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Environmental Science (B,M,D)
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Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

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