Why Study Environmental Science at UPRRP?

One of the main reasons to study Environmental Science at the University of Puerto Rico is the accessibility to a wide diversity of natural resources. The tropics are one of the most diverse regions of the world and offer high potential for hands-on experiences of research and the application of theoretical knowledge. Environments of Puerto Rico include coral reefs, seagrass communities, sand and stone beaches, tropical rain forest, tropical dry forest, subterranean karstic systems, mangroves, riparian ecosystems, and urban ecosystems.

The Program encourages and offers students the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of research including Research Experience Undergraduate (REU), summer courses, and other extracurricular research experiences. Most of the programs provide stipends to conduct research, especially during summer, and allow students to increase their scientific writing skills and gain valuable experience for graduate school or for future careers in environmental science. Students also have the opportunity to work with local industrial and governmental agencies like the US Geological Survey and the Environmental Protection Agency

Come and join us to being a career in environmental science – Go beyond the classroom and experience the real world where science interacts with nature!

[accordion title=”Careers in Environmental Science” load=”hide”]The environmental science major at the University of Puerto Rico provides students with an understanding of the biological and physical sciences and their application to environmental problems. Environmental science includes broad scientific areas such as ecology, environmental chemistry, environmental biology, and geology and prepares students for a wide range of careers in industry, government, consulting, and education.

[column size=”1/3″]Agricultural Scientist
Agricultural Technician
Air Pollution Analyst
Air/Water Quality Mgr
Biomedical Engineer
Chemical Technician
City Planner
Civil Engineer
Conservation Agent
Conservation Analyst
Consumer Safety Inspector
Earth Scientist
Engineering Technician
Environmental Analyst
Environmental Consultant
Environmental Educator[/column]
[column size=”1/3″]Environmental Engineer
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Health Spec.
Environmental Lawyer
Environmental Lobbyist
Environmental Nurse
Environmental Physician
Environmental Planner
Environmental Scientist
EPA Inspector
EPA Statistician
Fisheries Conservationist
Forest Ranger
Fund Raiser
Hazardous Waste Mgr
Industrial Hygienist
Journalist, Author
Management Consultant[/column]
[column size=”1/3″]Meteorologist
Natural Resource Spec.
Occupational Safety Spec.
Ocean Technician
Outdoor Trip Leader
Park Ranger
Pharmacy Technician
Project Manager
Public Health Veterinarian
Range Manager
Resource Economist
Soil Conservation Tech.
Urban And Regional Planner
Water/Wastewater Plant Operator
Wildlife Manager