Environmental Science/Studies

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by ngkh, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. ngkh


    Any recommendations on public or private colleges which offer top notch undergrad degree programs with majors in environmental science/studies (not engineering) and urban/landscape/policy planning please ? What are the job prospects like ? :confused:
  2. aegis


    Check for yourself: http://www.petersons.com/ugchannel/code/searches/srchCrit1.asp?path=ug.fas.college&sponsor=1

    I don't think a degree in environmental studies is nearly as useful as a degree in environmental engineering or environmental technology from an ABET accredited engineering school. Keep in mind that if you pursue an engineering studies degree, you will face major competition from those with engineering degrees.

    Urban planning is pretty competitive. Most have masters degrees. I would suggest a BS in Environmental Studies and an MS in Urban Planning/Development. Keep in mind that the urban planning degree program must be recognized by The American Institute of Certified Planners. Otherwise, it will be tough to get certified. There are only a handful of schools that offer it. I believe Rutgers and Clemson offer it.