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 (2015)

 Graduates
Male10
Female23

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian3
Black1
Hispanic2
White24
Multiple Races1
Non Resident Alien1
Unknown1

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, environmental scientists and specialists, including health employment is expected to grow at a rate of 10.7% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
    • Total Employment: 50
    • Average Hourly Rate: $36.68
    • Average Annual Salary: $76,300

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

Hollins University

Roanoke, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

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

Ferrum College

Ferrum, VA
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School Details

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

Programs

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

Lynchburg College

Lynchburg, VA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Environmental and Wildlife Management (B)
  • Environmental Science (B)

Randolph College

Lynchburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

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

Averett University

Danville, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Environmental Science (B)

Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

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

Emory and Henry College

Emory, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

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

Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, VA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Environmental Science (B)

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Environmental Science (B,M,D)

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Environmental Science (B,M,D)

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