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You’re curious and driven. You like to check things out. You can envision yourself in a career where you solve problems, conduct research – and make a difference everyday.

Start right away at Middlesex Community College with an Associate Degree in Environmental Science. Our program will set you on the path to a fulfilling career in a very popular field that offers promising compensation and growth in the future.  The Associate Degree in Environmental Science program at MxCC offers will prepare you for employment in a variety of areas, including manufacturing, the food industry, academic and industrial research and more. Area firms actively seek our graduates for employment, internships, and experience that gives a real competitive edge.

Environmental Science Degree

Environmental science careers offer students a rich choice of well-paying employment options. Students in this curriculum take courses that will prepare them for future work in a research or testing laboratory, evaluation, enforcement and more.

This curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment at the assistant or semi-professional level in public or private organizations dealing with pollution prevention and control. It is intended to be flexible by allowing substitution of courses that will tailor the curriculum to individual student needs or occupational objectives.

This track provides them with course work that can be used for transfer to four-year programs.

As a final experience, students complete an internship experience that provides valuable job training and often leads to employment.

Academic Requirements

The Environmental Science degree program at Middlesex Community College is a track of study that typically takes students two years to complete. You will gain knowledge in areas including ecology, toxicology, chemistry and more. Following graduation, you will be ready to work right away in public or private sectors dealing with pollution prevention and control – and more. The Environmental Science degree program prepares graduates to further their education or to find jobs immediately as laboratory workers, corporate employees or as employees in agricultural or environmental industries.

Degree Requirements

Jobs You Can Get With An Environmental Science Degree:

Graduates may seek employment in the areas of  research, policy and regulation, and manufacturing, in the food industry, the medical field, and academic/industrial research. Our graduates are highly sought after by firms in the industry for internships. Through these internships you have the chance to gain practical experience that gives you a real employment edge.

How Long Will You Have To Go To School?

This is degree program takes most full-time students about two years to complete. Individual progress, course load and need for additional course work may affect the time it takes to complete the program.

Further education in a bachelor’s degree program after graduation from MxCC is encouraged as it would allow for more opportunities within the field.

Job Availability & Growth:

Overall, employment opportunities in the field are growing.  Like most other occupations, there are periods of ups and downs as employment is closely related to the business climate.

Salary Information:

For detailed salary information, visit: www.bls.gov

Downloadable Program Forms & Documents

Environmental Science Degree Graduation Checklist

For more information, contact:

Christine Witkowski

Professor/Program Coordinator, Environmental Science
Phone: 860-343-5781
Email: cwitkowski@mxcc.edu
Office Location: Wheaton 217
Office Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 3:00 – 3:00 p.m.
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