Environmental Science Career Outlook

Career Outlook

More than 97 percent of graduates of USF’s Natural Science Department have obtained employment or entered graduate school within six months of graduation.


What can I do with an Environmental Science degree?

Environmental Science majors can work in agricultural fields, zoos, near lakes and oceans, and in forest preserves. Technical careers in industry, ecology government or conservation organizations are options. For those preferring indoor employment, museums, nature centers and labs fill the bill. Science extends its reach into many fields, including creative professions such as writing or providing artwork for scientific journals, as well as the legal profession, which requires experts.

One of our Environmental Science graduates is director of the children’s garden at the Morton Arboretum. Another works for Grundy County Soil and Water Conservation District and another is an Environmental Education Fellows for the Forest Preserve District of Will County, to name a few.