Environmental chemists seek to understand and address environmental problems within the context of chemical systems. Key features of this program include course work on environmental impact assessment, air and water chemistry. By seeking solutions for such chemically based environmental problems as water pollution, hazardous wastes, and acid rain, environmental chemists help ensure a safe, healthful environment for all living things.
Studies surface and groundwater supplies and contamination; flooding and land slide potential; and environmental quality issues such as chemical contamination of soils and solid waste disposal. Career opportunities are with companies in many industries, government agencies, and consulting firms.
We offer the ONLY accredited undergraduate program in the state!
Graduates of this program will be prepared to seek employment in jobs with titles like public health officer, environmental technician, and scientist, as well as many others. Students participate in an applied research project in close collaboration with faculty members to address meaningful environmental health problems. These projects, through the excellent preparation they provide our students, are often cited as important factors in successful job searches and entry into graduate programs.
Environmental science is the study of human interaction with the environment. By seeking solutions for such environmental problems as water pollution, hazardous wastes and acid rain, environmental scientists help ensure a safe, healthful environment for all living things.
This program combines elements of business and management with a strong background in science and environmental issues. The degree is offered in response to strong student, state and local government demand for an academic program to prepare students for management careers in the drinking water and wastewater industries and other related environmental careers.
"This summer I worked with Carla Aureliano, a Ph.D. student at Institut für Umweltforschung (the Institute for Environmental Research)
at the University of Dortmund in western Germany. Specifically, I worked with Carla in the field of organic chemistry on
hierarchically imprinted mesoporous polymer beads containing surface confined binding sites for amyloid peptides. I was excited about the internship as well as the prospect to learn German language and culture for three months this summer. This internship was possible thanks to the "impressive letter of reference"
--Dr. Judy Westrick
Average Starting Salary of LSSU Graduates*
- $38,000 (Environmental Chemistry)
- $35,000 (Environmental Health)
- $34,722 (Environmental Management)
- $45,000 (Environmental Science)
*Based on survey of 2004-2006 LSSU graduates
The Bachelor of Science in
Environmental Health is
accredited by the National
Environmental Health Science
and Protection Accreditation
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