Environmental scientists use their knowledge of the natural sciences to protect the environment by identifying problems and finding solutions that minimize hazards to the health of the environment and the population. Understanding the issues involved in protecting the environment—degradation, conservation, recycling, and replenishment—is central to the work of and environmental scientist. Courses and experiences at Daytona State College Institute of Marine and Environmental Studies are designed so that students become acquainted with basic scientific concepts through classroom and hands-on exploration of natural environments while using state-of-the art equipment.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Environmental Scientists(and Specialists, including Health) with a bachelor’s degree is projected to grow 11% nationally and 18.4% for the State of Florida from 2016 to 2026
Florida Universities offering a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science include: