The Environmental Science minor is a great way for students to round-out their degree with a stronger, more diverse scientific emphasis in biology, chemistry, geology, physics, math and environmental management. Graduates enter their careers or graduate school with technical research skills and an enhanced understanding of environmental issues.
Students in the Environmental Science minor work with faculty to design a program of study that complements their major. Many courses offer research opportunities and students often present their research at conferences or in public forums.
With Western’s connections to natural resource agencies, professionals frequently interact with students during classes, on field trips and in internships and paid, local jobs.
Careers & Opportunities
Our graduates are often hired at local, state and national agencies, including:
- Bureau of Land Management
- Colorado Parks and Wildlife
- National Park Service
- Natural Resources Conservation Service
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- U.S. Forest Service
Graduates also work with nongovernmental organizations, such as nonprofit environmental groups, Native American tribes, ecological consulting companies and for-profit consulting companies.
Reach out to Kevin Alexander, Ph.D. for more information.