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The environmental scientist must be well trained in the fields of
Undergraduates are encouraged to conduct or to participate in emerging and ongoing research activities at WTAMU. This hands-on experience makes WTAMU’s environmental science graduates very competitive in the job market. In addition, many environmental science graduates are able to obtain research grants or local employment and are able to pursue a Master’s Degree in Environmental science.
This early research experience provides the student with a head start on his/her advanced degree. Research areas include; research on Golden Algae (impacting fisheries throughout the world) , pesticide and herbicide effects on aquatic systems, ecological risk assessment (contaminant effects on ecosystems) , dust and odor abatement and monitoring, contaminant fate and transport modeling, endocrine effects on terrestrial and aquatic systems, hazardous waste cleanup and safe disposal and oil spill damage assessment and recovery.
Environmental Scientists and Specialists
Median wage (TX) - $73,490
Median wage (US) - $67,360
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians
Median wage (TX) - $43,080
Median wage (US) - $43,520