Environmental Science


The Environmental Science Program at TMCC prepares students for a continued education in environmental sciences, or future careers in private consulting firms, industries, non-profit organizations, higher education, and government agencies.

This program supports not only TMCC degrees in the physical sciences, but also the general education program. In addition, TMCC has an Associate of Science degree program in Environmental Science, articulated with the Bachelor of Science degree at University of Nevada, Reno. This agreement provides for a seamless transfer of the Associate of Science degree in Environmental Science to UNR allowing students to complete their upper-level environmental science classes during their junior and senior years at UNR. The Environmental Science degree program will also prepare students for transfer into similar programs at other four-year institutions.

Instructors in the Environmental Science Program teach both the lectures and labs, and labs are designed to give students real-world application of the theory discussed in the classroom. In addition, many of the courses also provide opportunities to learn practical skills by participation in volunteer work and through networking with the environmental community in Reno.

Career Opportunities

Over 100,000 job opportunities are created each year in the field of environmental sciences. These opportunities are in the fields of environmental science, environmental chemistry, environmental engineering, environmental consultancy, environmental education, air and water quality management, solid waste management, hazardous waste management, parks and outdoor recreation, urban and rural land-use planning, land conservation, water conservation, computer modeling, geographical information systems (GIS), forestry, planning and energy, environmental journalism, and environmental law.

For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions and Catalog Course Descriptions.

To consider which environmental science class you should be enrolling in for the semester, use the following flowchart:

If you are interested in learning more about these classes, please don’t hesitate to contact us.