The Environmental Science curriculum at Northampton Community College parallels the first two years of most four-year programs and is designed for transfer; NCC has transfer agreements with a number of colleges where students of the program can transfer their credits in full. The field unites a number of disciplines so students can understand the biologic, hydrologic, geologic, and atmospheric components of the Earth and the role of human beings on the Earth. The program can be customized to prepare for the range of majors and fields that are based in the environment, including laboratory sciences, wildlife conservation, resource management, environmental law, human ecology, and more.
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Your Career in Environmental Science
Environmental scientists and specialists use their knowledge of the natural sciences to protect the environment and human health. They may clean up polluted areas, advise policy makers, or work with industry to reduce waste. Environmental scientists and specialists work in offices and laboratories. Some may spend time in the field gathering data and monitoring environmental conditions firsthand. Most environmental scientists and specialists work full time. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov) projects that employment of environmental scientists and specialists is projected to grow 15 percent through 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Heightened public interest in the hazards facing the environment, as well as the increasing demands placed on the environment by population growth, is expected to spur demand for environmental scientists and specialists
Environmental Science Career Paths
Degrees We Offer
- Associate in Science | 2 years