Environment and Sustainability

You love nature and want to protect the environment and save resources. The earth and all its creatures and biomes inspire you. You are drawn to investigate nutrients in the soil and species of ocean life, treat wild and domestic animals, and help with the effects of toxic spills. Whether animal science, fisheries, biology, resource management, geology, marine biology or wildlife and conservation, you will find a career in the Environment and Sustainability path!

PROGRAMS IN THIS PATH:


  • Animal Science Management
  • Animal Science Pre-vet
  • Aquacultural and Fisheries Science
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biology
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Environmental Science and Management
  • Geology and Geological Oceanography
  • Marine Biology
  • Wildlife and Conservation Biology

 

All offerings in this path:

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Program Course Sequence
Exploration (for students who are unsure of program/concentration) Course Sequence
Career degrees and certificates
Program Degree Type
 Biotechnology  Certificate Career
URI and RIC transfer agreements
Program Degree Type
General Studies - Recommended Coursework for Animal Science Management URI B.S. JAA Transfer
General Studies - Recommended Coursework for Animal Science Prevet URI B.S. JAA Transfer
General Studies - Recommended Coursework for Aquaculture & Fisheries Science URI B.S. JAA Transfer
General Studies - Recommended Coursework for Biological Sciences URI B.S. JAA Transfer
General Studies - Recommended Coursework for Biology URI | RIC B.A. B.S. JAA Transfer 
General Studies - Recommended Coursework for Environmental Science & Natural Resource Economics URI B.S. JAA Transfer
General Studies - Recommended Coursework for Environmental Science & Management URI B.S. JAA Transfer
General Studies - Recommended Coursework for Geology & Geological Oceanography URI B.S. JAA Transfer
General Studies - Recommended Coursework for Marine Biology URI B.S. JAA Transfer
General Studies - Recommended Coursework for Wildlife & Conservation Biology URI B.S. JAA Transfer
Four-year program-to-program transfer agreements
Institution Program Degree Type
Bryant University Science - Biology B.S. Transfer

An ASSOCIATE degree from this path helps students begin careers such as:

Environmental scientists and specialists use their knowledge of the natural sciences to protect the environment and human health. They may clean up polluted areas, advise policymakers, or work with industry to reduce waste.

      • Earning Potential - $39.35/hour; $81,868/year

Bureau of labor Learn More About Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health!


*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Farmworkers and Laborers manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts and field crops. They use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; cleaning, packing, and loading harvested products. They may construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities.

    • Earning Potential - $15.47/hour; $32,177/year

Bureau of labor Learn More About Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery and Greenhouse!


*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Farmworkers attend to live farm, ranch, or aquacultural animals that may include cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses and other equines, poultry, finfish, shellfish, and bees. They attend to animals produced for animal products, such as meat, fur, skins, feathers, eggs, milk, and honey. Duties may include feeding, watering, herding, grazing, castrating, branding, de-beaking, weighing, catching, and loading animals. They may maintain records on animals; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; assist in birth deliveries; and administer medications, vaccinations, or insecticides as appropriate. They may clean and maintain animal housing areas. Includes workers who shear wool from sheep, and collect eggs in hatcheries.

      • Earning Potential - $13.22/hour; $27,497/year

Bureau of labor Learn More About Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch and Aquacultural Animals!


*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Veterinary technologists and technicians perform medical tests under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian to assist in diagnosing the injuries and illnesses of animals.

      • Earning Potential - $16.83/hour; 52,644/year

Bureau of labor Learn More About Veterinary Technologists and Technicians!


*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

A BACHELOR'S degree enables students to begin careers such as:

Biological technicians help biological and medical scientists conduct laboratory tests and experiments.

      • Earning Potential - $18.84/hour; $39,187/year

Bureau of labor Learn More About Biological Technicians!


*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Environmental engineers use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. They are involved in efforts to improve recycling, waste disposal, public health, and water and air pollution control.

      • Earning Potential - $40.39/hour; $84,011/year

Bureau of labor Learn More About Environmental Engineering!


*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Geoscientists study the physical aspects of the Earth, such as its composition, structure, and processes, to learn about its past, present, and future.

      • Earning Potential - $34.31/hour; $71,364/year

Bureau of labor Learn More About Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers!


*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Natural sciences managers supervise the work of scientists, including chemists, physicists, and biologists. They direct activities related to research and development, and coordinate activities such as testing, quality control, and production.

      • Earning Potential - $59.07/hour; $122,865/year

Bureau of labor Learn More About Natural Sciences Managers!


*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Soil and plant scientists work to improve crop yields and advise food and crop developers about techniques that could enhance production. They may develop ways to control pests and weeds. They examine the composition of soil, how it affects plant or crop growth, and how alternative soil treatments affect crop productivity. They develop methods of conserving and managing soil that farmers and forestry companies can use. Because soil science is closely related to environmental science, people trained in soil science also work to ensure environmental quality and effective land use.

      • Earning Potential - $25.31/hour; $48,484/year

Bureau of labor Learn More About Soil and Plant Scientists!


*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

Zoologists and wildlife biologists study animals and other wildlife and how they interact with their ecosystems. They study the physical characteristics of animals, animal behaviors, and the impacts humans have on wildlife and natural habitats.

      • Earning Potential - $39.65/hour; $82,472/year

Bureau of labor Learn More About Zoologists and Wildlife Biologist!


*Median wage, RI Department of Labor and Training, 2017

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Last Updated: 12/3/18