Environmental Science Degree at Sierra Nevada College (SNC)

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Environmental Science Degree

The environmental science degree program at Sierra Nevada College 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 Nevada 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. Sierra Nevada College offers a bachelor's degree program in environmental science.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male5
Female3

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Black1
White6
Non Resident Alien1

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 Sierra Nevada College, 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

  • Reno, NV
    • Total Employment: 230
    • Average Hourly Rate: $26.03
    • Average Annual Salary: $54150

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 Nevada

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,...)

University of Nevada - Reno

Reno, NV
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School Details

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

Programs

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

Truckee Meadows Community College

Reno, NV
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Environmental Science (A)

Nevada State College

Henderson, NV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Environmental Science (B)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
65.70%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
98%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
12:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$17,663