Environmental, Soil, and Water Science (ESWS)

What is Environmental, Soil, and Water Science? Related Careers
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What is Environmental, Soil, and Water Science?

According to the University of Arkansas, "Opportunities for employment and post-graduate study are numerous for graduates of the Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences. Environmental, Soil, and Water Science graduates find jobs with environmental consulting companies, environmental education organizations, state agencies (e.g., Extension Service, Department of Environmental Quality, Health Department), federal agencies (e.g., Environmental Protection Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service), municipalities and local environmental services (e.g., waste management and recycling, water and wastewater treatment facilities, parks and tourism departments), a wide variety of private businesses, and environmental research.

The Environmental, Soil, and Water Science major includes courses in areas such as environmental science, water quality, soil science, soil and water conservation, and the sustainable productivity of natural resources."

Related Careers

Aquaculturist Liaison for Commodity Groups
Arboriculturist Lobbyist
Bioresource Engineer Marine Biologist
Cell Biologist Medical Doctor
College/High School Instructor/Professor Microbiologist
Commodity Broker Molecular Biologist
Conservation Officer Natural Resource Interpreter
Conservationist Natural Resource Policy Analyst
Consultant Natural Resources Conservation Officer
Consumer Information Manager Natural Resources Scientist
Contract Manager Naturalist
Cooperative Extension Agent Nursery Products Grower
County Agent Nutrient and Water Management Specialist
Ecologist Outdoor Recreation Specialist
Environmental Educator Park Manager
Environmental Health and Safety Specialist Pathologist
Environmental Lawyer Pest Manager
Environmental Planner Physiologist
Environmental Scientist Plant Scientist
Farm Service Agent Project Scientist
Farmer/Rancher - Owner/Manager Rangeland Scientist
Feedlot Manager Regulatory Agent
Field Operations Supervisor Research & Development Manager
Field Representative Research Technician
Fisheries Biologist Resource Economist
Fruit & Vegetable Grower Soil Scientist
Geneticist Toxicologist
GIS Analyst Turf Manager
Greenhouse Manager Turf Producer
Hydrologic Technician Viticulturist
Insurance Agency Manager Waste Management Specialist
Insurance Agent Water Quality Specialist
Insurance Risk Manager Wildlife Biologist
Landscape manager Wildlife Manager

Related Skills

Communication Skills (Oral & Written) Machine Operation Skills
Creativity Observation Skills
Critical Thinking Skills Organized
Data Analysis Physical Stamina
Decision Making Self-Motivated
Detail Oriented Teamworker
Interpersonal Technical Skills
Listening Skills Visualization

Job & Internship Search Links



Agriculture Jobs


BlueSkySearch - Online job center for Agriculture, Produce, Food Industry.

Careers in Food

Conservation Job Board - A natural resource career website that lists the latest jobs in forestry, wildlife, fisheries, ecology and other fields related to natural resources.

Dude Ranch Naturalist Jobs

ENDS Report - International listing.

Environmental Career Opportunities

Farm and Ranch Jobs - An agricultural career website that features the latest jobs in farm production, animal science, and agribusiness.

Forestry & Natural Resources Jobs Listing

Green Dream Jobs

Green Job Search

Horticultural jobs

Jobs in Horticulture

Landscape Jobs

Nature Jobs - Lists professional positions related to life sciences and different scientific disciplines.


USAJobs.gov - Check out the Students and Recent Grads section and the Federal Jobs by College Major for a listing of job titles related to your major.

Career Planning Links

Explore Careers in Life Sciences

Agriculture Career Guide

Careers in Forestry and Natural Resources

Green Jobs

Institute of Food Technologists - The career center provides insights and information to help advance your career in food science and the food industry.

Park Naturalist Career Information

Plant Pathology Online - Dedicated to high-quality, innovative plant pathology research and has many tools for job seekers in this field.

Game Warden Resource Site

Professional Association Links

American Farm Bureau Federation

American Fisheries Society

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers - Educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems.

American Society of Landscape Architects - Resources for professional development and an education tool for environmental design.

The Botanical Society of America - A group whose mission is focused around botany and has many resources for career and employment opportunities.

Ecological Society of America

Environmental Careers Organization

National Association of Conservation Districts

National Council of Farmer Cooperatives

Natural Resources Protective Association

United States Forest Service - Resource for services and employment that the USFS has available.

US Fish & Wildlife Service - A great resource for information about careers and benefits that US Fish & Wildlife has to offer.

Natural Resources Publications

Agriculture News

House Committee on Natural Resources