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A successful environmental career is not created overnight. It requires hard work, a desire for education and the proper framework. Many have found that framework in a strong education here at Florida State University. While we are proud of all past, present and future Seminoles, here are a few of our most noteworthy alumni:
  • Stephanie Abrams (BS Meterology), Meterologist for the Weather Channel
  • Dr. Landon Ross (MS Geology, PhD Biology), notable environmental biologist
  • Dr. Norman Thagard (BS Engineering, MS Engineering), former NASA astronaut
  • Aleksander Popovic (MA 1996), Serbian Minister of Science and Environmental Protection
  • Jason Altmire (BS Political Science), US Representative and member of Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment
Whether you have a passion for science, engineering or policy, Florida State is fully equipped to get you on the right path for your environmental career. Your very own Environmental Experience awaits!!

Undergraduate Programs

Studying the environment is more than one major or one field of study. As a scientist, you have the choice to concentrate on one aspect of the environmental sciences like biology, chemistry, geology etc., you can focus on applied sciences like engineering or even get a little bit of everything with the new BS in Environmental Sciences. If you are more interested in humanities and public policy then degree programs like the BA in Environmental Sciences might be a good choice.

At FSU, we offer students a spectrum of environmental degrees that vary between rigorous math requirements to those programs which focus more on the human political dimension.

Descriptions of Environmental focused majors available at FSU:

Environmental Studies (BS)

Environmental Science and Policy (BA)

Environmental Science (BS)

Biological Sciences (BS or BA)

Geology (BS or BA)

Environmental Chemistry (BS or BA)

Meteorology (BS or BA)

Environmental Engineering (BS)

Civil Engineering (BS)

Graduate Programs

Graduate work can bring you one step closer to achieving all your goals. There are many environmentally centered programs available at FSU ranging from research science to public policy. Whatever your interests might be it is always a good idea to personally contact FSU professors about their work to get a clear understanding of the amazing things being done at Florida State. For more information about applying for Graduate study, please go to the Graduate School website.

Aquatic Environmental Science (MS)

Oceanography (MS and PhD)

Environmental Law and Policy (LL.M.)

Geological Sciences (MS and PhD)

Meteorology (MS and PhD)

Civil and Environmental Engineering (MS and PhD)

Biological Sciences (MS and PhD)

Geographic Information Systems (MS)

Geography (MS and PhD)

Demography (MS)

Professional Masters Degree in Aquatic Enviornmental Science (PSM-AQES)


Funding is an important aspect of your education. There are countless scholarship and fellowships geared towards environmental degrees and careers. While a lot of graduate programs play a part in funding your education, this is not always provided. Below is a list of SOME of the available scholarships and fellowships available. Let this be the first step to funding your own education.

National Science Foundation

Graduate Research Fellowship Program

International Research Fellowship Program

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Research Experience for Undergraduates

Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant

Environmental Protection Agency

National Network for Environmental Management Studies Fellowship Program

Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship

Marshall Scholarship

Advancing Science, Serving Society (AAAS)

Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Program

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Fisheries/Sea Grant Fellowship

U.S. Department of Energy

DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Program

Brown and Caldwell

Dr. W. Wesley EckenFelder Jr. Scholarship

The Garden Club of America

Coastal Wetland Studies Award

Ecological Restoration Fellowship

The Sara Shallenberger Brown GCA National Parks Conservation Scholarship

Beautiful day coming to a close on the Gulf of Mexico.