BS Environmental Science

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science degree program (the “EVS Program”) is an interdisciplinary degree program in Environmental Science offered collaboratively by the College of Natural Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, and College of Liberal Arts. The EVS curriculum brings together four essential components to successful environmental science education, making it unique both at The University of Texas at Austin and nationwide: a scientific foundation, hands on field and research experience, advanced coursework, and professional preparation. Students are able to see a variety of modern sustainability issues through coursework that spans over multiple UT colleges while eventually honing their focus to specialize in one of the areas of Biology, Geography, or Geology.

Job Titles & Career Information

An Environmental Consultant is the most common career path.

  • Environmental Consultant
    Consult businesses on their environmental and sustainable efforts to meet legal requirements and improve their green practices, collaborate with government organizations to promote conservation and sustainability.
  • Graduate School
    Ph.D. or Masters. An example of one alumni’s research: reconstructing California drought history using geochemistry of carbonate deposits.
  • Head Field Coordinator
    Lead field crews in tropical forests, high mountain alpine zones, desert landscapes, temperate rainforests and the arctic tundra to perform environmental spectroscopy.
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EVS Program

Jeff Hallock
EVS Program Advising Coordinator
(512) 232-4545
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