Environmental Science Program
Driven by curiosity about the structure and order of the world, you’ll seek answers to the most important questions of our time: How do humans affect the natural world, and how can we protect the systems necessary to sustain life? Explore the natural world from the nearby Rappahannock River to the planet’s most threatened ecosystems. Explore the intersection of biology, chemistry, physics, geology and Earth science. Discover a new way of thinking and communicating about the world as you develop the problem-solving skills to make a difference as a graduate scholar or working scientist.
Please consult the UMW Undergraduate Catalog for specific and up-to-date major requirements.
Undergraduate outcome data is collected by the UMW Career Center each year. The data is then broken down by major in order to determine how many graduates in each major are employed, attending graduate school, or pursuing a different path within 6 months of graduation.
“Knowledge Rate” describes the percent of graduates for which the institution has reasonable and verifiable information concerning the graduates’ post-graduation career activities.
“Career Outcomes Rate” describes the number of graduates who have landed in any of the employment categories (full-time, part-time, internship) in addition to service, military, and continuing education divided by the total number of students for whom an outcome is known.
Environmental Science Alumni (2018-2022)
Total Graduates: 143
Knowledge Rate: 89%
Career Outcome Rate: 88%
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Where do our alumni land?
- Ash Creek Forest Management
- City of Fredericksburg
- Dominion Energy
- EDP Renewables
- Engineering Consulting Services
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Virginia Dept. of Conservation & Recreation
- U.S. House of Representatives
- Clemson University
- George Washington University
- University of Mary Washington
- North Carolina State University
- Lewis & Clark School of Law
- University of Kentucky
- American University
Alumni Success Stories
UMW alumni are excited to help current students and other alumni succeed in their fields. Below are stories from alumni about their experiences at UMW and after.
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