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Professional Science | Environmental Assessment

MS in Professional Science:
Environmental Assessment

American University’s master’s degree in environmental assessment combines coursework in environmental science and management. This curriculum provides students with the tools necessary to be competitive within:

  • Industries involved in environmental innovation
  • Organizations that promote sustainability
  • Government agencies that protect human health through environmental regulation.

Students gain core competencies in statistics and research methods, and acquire hands on experience with a compulsory internship and research capstone.

Students take courses in environmental science and risk assessment, and select three additional courses in ecology, toxicology, or conservation biology. The concentration provides students with advanced understanding of the environmental impact of human activities and increases their knowledge base for developing solutions to environmental problems.

Career Paths

Ecologist Pollution engineer
Environmental impact assessment specialist
Environmental lobbyist
Environmental scientist
Recycling management specialist