Earth/Environmental Science

Earn Your Degree in Environmental Science at the Mount

Start your adventure with Earth and Environmental Science at MWCC and explore the diverse world we live in. The Earth/Environmental Science Degree at MWCC prepares you to protect, care for, and understand the earth and all of the organisms that live on it. You will acquire the skills and knowledge to become a leader in environmental research and conservation, preparing you to take on the challenges that plague the environment today.

Job Outlook for Environmental Scientists

The constant changes facing the Earth today, from pollution to overpopulation, have increased the demand for new scientists and engineers. Environmental scientists and related fields are projected to grow 11%*, faster than the national average, by 2026. You can make an average of $70,000* annually as an environmental scientist after earning a bachelor’s degree!


Transfer to a 4-year College or University

You will save thousands by starting your Earth Science or Environmental Science education at MWCC. You will be able to transfer seamlessly upon graduation into one of many Earth/Environmental Science bachelor’s degree programs. Our program is based on STEM core requirements and MassTransfer benefits so that you will enter as a junior at a four-year institution after transferring from MWCC.

Curriculum for Earth/Environmental Science

In our Earth/Environmental Science Degree program, you will take classes in:

  • Physical Geology of the Earth
  • Ecology
  • Philosophy of Nature, Science, and Math
  • Biology
  • Fundamentals of Geospatial Technologies

These courses and more will cover topics that are crucial to understanding the nature of the world and the organisms that live in it, such as:

  • Biodiversity
  • Plate tectonics
  • Relationship between humans and nature
  • Geographic information systems
  • Conservation

You will also learn about important ideas and events that have shaped the natural world and what you can do to help the environment prosper in the future.

Pursue Many Career Paths

After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Earth Science, Environmental Science, or a related field, you will find many opportunities in various career paths, such as:

  • Geology
  • Soil Science
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth Science Teaching
  • Geoscience
  • Environmental Consulting
  • Seismology
  • Meteorology

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics