You like oceanography, coastal sciences AND environmental sciences and want a degree flexible enough to provide multiple career options.
About the Coastal Environmental Sciences Major
The major has a low teacher-student ratio, so small classes are guaranteed. Graduates are prepared for employment and post-graduate study. Those choosing post-graduate study are ready for pre-med, pre-law, pre-dental, pre-vet, pre-Masters of Public Health, and pre-disciplinary graduate study. Those entering the workforce have many career options. If you have a demonstrated strength in science, math, complex problem-solving, and enjoy field work, then this is the degree path for you.
- Applied Coastal Environmental Science (ACES): ACES is geared toward students who plan on employment in industries with coastal environmental risks, NGO’s, academia, or government agencies.
- Coastal Meteorology: Ideal for anyone interested in pursuing a career in meteorology, especially regarding coastal impacts and weather disturbances.
- Environmental Health: Ideal for anyone interested in pursuing a career in environmental and/or public health sciences as a medical doctor, as a veterinarian, or in the research fields of disasters and environmental exposures to diseases. We also offer a 3+2 fast-track program that cuts a year off the standard six years it takes to earn a bachelor’s in coastal environmental science and a master’s of public health.
- Environmental Law: Ideal for anyone interested in pursuing a career in environmental law, environmental policy (government or private), as well as environmental consulting. We also offer a 3+3 program that cuts a year off the standard seven years it takes to earn a bachelor’s in coastal environmental science and juris doctorate as well as provided a solid training in environmental sciences and STEM disciplines.
- Environmental Science and Research (ESR): ESR is geared toward students looking for innovative, collaborative careers where they can apply their talent, education and curiosity.
Possible Coastal Environmental Science Jobs and Careers
- Environmental Analysts
- Marine Policy Experts
- Researchers & Scientists
- And much, much more!
Once you're an LSU student, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing a coastal environmental sciences major.
- 24 hours of credit in 1000-level courses or higher
- 2.0 cumulative GPA (2.5 GPA for transfer)
- grade of “C” or better in all math and science courses
- approval from the dean
Course Load by Subject Area
- Science: High Intensity
- Math: Medium Intensity
- Lab Hours or Field Work: Low Intensity
- Social Studies: Low Intensity
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