Environmental science focuses on the ways humans interact with their environment, and how that interaction affects the world around us. The role of the environmental scientist is to use scientific knowledge to address issues in agriculture, forestry, environmental policy, sustainability, and public health initiatives — just to name a few.
As you earn your degree in Environmental Science from York College, you’ll develop a fundamental understanding of all the basic sciences: biology, ecology, chemistry, and physics. With a stream running through campus; local access to lakes, wetlands, fields, and forests; and state-of-the-art equipment in the Naylor Ecological Sciences Center, you’ll get hands-on experience with projects in both the lab and the real world.
Careers in environmental science are growing at a rapid rate — with 7,100 new jobs expected between 2019 and 2029 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). York College’s Environmental Science program provides students with the knowledge and the practical expertise you’ll require to successfully enter a career in this quickly expanding field.