Career Training in Environmental Science
A bachelor's degree in earth science is sufficient for many entry-level positions in environmental science. But employers increasingly seek applicants with a master's degree in environmental science, hydrology, or a related discipline. Bachelor's degree programs typically cover data analysis and physical geography, with a focus on pollution control and water resources or ecosystem protection. Master's degrees usually allow greater specialization in areas such as hydrology, hazardous waste management, environmental legislation, chemistry, fluid mechanics and geologic data collection.