Turn Your Love of the Outdoors Into A Career
Environmental threats from population growth make sustainability efforts increasingly important. Learn how to keep our natural resources abundant and safe by studying environmental processes, human interaction and policies around air and water quality, hazard mitigation and other environmental concerns. Careers include pollution remediation, impact assessment, monitoring, site assessment, investigation, compliance and regulation enforcement. Other tracks include opportunities in state, federal and local environmental regulatory agencies, private environmental firms, local governments, corporations and industry.
See Yourself Succeed With a Degree in Environmental Science
Innovation and Discovery
Take on our mission to build a better Texas that is eager to compete in an interconnected world with creativity, ethical leadership and imagination. We don’t just discover the future, we make it.
The College of Science and Engineering is a gateway to in-demand STEM careers projected to make up a significant portion of the U.S. and global economy.
Shape an innovative framework with an award-winning faculty, including four Regents Professors, a highly selective honor for exemplary contributions to their university, community and the state of Texas.
Our faculty will help you tackle complex challenges and discover solutions with hands-on research in various fields.
As an environmental sciences student, you can apply your in-depth knowledge in the field by choosing an internship among private, government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that have established collaboration with the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at A&M-Commerce. These internships enable you to work on specific projects under the direction of professionals and are tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit.
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
There is an 11% projected job growth through 2026 for environmental scientists and specialists and a 12% projected growth rate for environmental science and protection technicians through 2026.
US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2023
Internship experience provides the foundation employers are often looking for. Although not required for your degree, internships are an important part of your education experience. These are just a few of the companies that partner with Student Career Preparedness and offer opportunities for A&M-Commerce environmental science students.
- Environmental Science
- Biological Sciences
This course is designed to acquaint you with the numerous ethical issues and perspectives confronting society and environmental scientists. The course also provides an overview of environmental laws on regulations and practice in navigating through these laws.
This course is designed to provide you with an overview of environmental toxicology, including an examination of the major classes of pollutants, their fate in the environment, their disposition in organisms, and their mechanisms of toxicity.
This course will introduce you to the sources of air pollution and its effects on human and other organisms. You will study federal, state, and local regulatory requirements, as well as analyze mechanisms and methods for air pollution control and management.