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Anonymous G 2012

Created By: Alberto Lopez

Average Salary in Environmental Science
Workers in an environment-related field are in high demand, due to the rising commitment to protecting the natural world. Since demand is higher, you can make a healthy salary in this field. Let’s take a look at just how much you can expect to earn as an environmental scientist, along with how you can make more money in this field.

Average Salary Rates
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary of environmental scientists is $65,280 annually. The amount you make depends largely on the type of job you take after graduating with this type of degree. Some of your options include the following:

[1]Geoscientists: $79,160
Hydrologists: $71,450
Atmospheric Scientists: $81,290
Biological Scientists: $82,840
Biochemists: $86,580
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists: $61,660
Conservation Scientists and Foresters: $58,720
In general, you’ll typically earn between $60,000 and $85,000 in this field, though there is the potential to make more money – many environmental scientists make six-figure salaries.

[2]Salary by Location
Location is one of the most influencing factors when determining how much you’ll earn as an environmental scientist. The top-paying states in this field are as follows:

District of Columbia: $108,190
Massachusetts: $84,580
Virginia: $82,100
Colorado: $76,150
Illinois: $75,380
Looking for specific cities where salary rates are high? Try Washington DC, Santa Fe, San Francisco, Dallas, Bethesda, Huntsville, Kennewick, Boston, Appleton, and Ann Arbor. In all of these locations, you can expect an average salary of over $85,000 annually. In addition, more rural locations where you can make a high salary as an environmental scientist include Eastern Idaho, Los Alamos County in New Mexico, Western Tennessee, St. Mary’s County in Maryland, and the Mother Lode Region of California.

Salary by Employer
The type of employer hiring you also makes a difference in the salary you’ll ultimately be offered. Lots of different companies and organizations hire environmental scientists, especially since changing laws are holding business more accountable for the environmental impact they have. Some of the highest-paying employers include the following:

General Medical and Surgical Hospitals: $95,760
Federal Executive Branch: $95,680
Oil and Gas Extraction Companies: $87,520
Natural Gas Distribution Companies: $86,400
Metal Ore Mines: $83,950
In addition, a large number of jobs can be found with architecture and engineering companies, manufacturing consulting services, state and local government departments, and research facilities.

Online Environmental Science Programs and Related Degrees
Like many other fields, Environmental Science is a continuing to expand its availability of online programs from accredited schools. There are now several options of specializations within this field. By clicking on the links below, you can request more information for that school or degree.
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Anonymous F 2012

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Quick Stats
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: (315) 470-6500
2012-2013 Tuition
[1]$6,570 in-state
$15,820 out-of-state
1,744 enrolled
56% male / 44% female
rolling admission
46.8% accepted
More Information
[2]#77 National Universities

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is a public institution that was founded in 1911. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,744, its setting is city, and the campus size is 12 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 77. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,570 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,820 (2012-13).

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry offers students a niche education with the benefits of life at a large institution. ESF, as the small school is known for short, offers about 20 Bachelor of Science degrees ranging from Aquatics and Fisheries Science to Paper Engineering, as well as a Landscape Architecture program. Students can get a broader experience, however, through neighbor school Syracuse University. The two institutions, both located in Syracuse, N.Y., have a collegiate partnership. ESF students can enroll in courses, live in residence halls, use campus facilities, and join student organizations at Syracuse University. ESF and Syracuse students even graduate in a joint commencement ceremony each May. All ESF freshmen must live on the school’s campus, however. The school has its own array of about 25 clubs. The ESF Mighty Oaks sports teams compete in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association, comprised of small schools, and students can take part in club and intramural sports at Syracuse. ESF has an additional campus in the Adirondack Mountains, called the Ranger School, where students study forest technology during their sophomore year. The Ranger School offers associate degree completion programs, as well as courses toward a bachelor’s degree. Earth Day is a weeklong celebration at the environmental school, with events like yoga on the campus quad, student-wide barbecues, and volunteer clean-ups of local streams.

ESF is one of 64 schools in the State University of New York system. The university is often recognized for its sustainability efforts, and its faculty is highly engaged in research projects. ESF has produced notable graduates including Reginald Balch, a Canadian photographer and scientist, and Sol Feinstein, a historian and author.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):
The mission of the College of Environmental Science and Forestry is to advance knowledge and skills and to promote the leadership necessary for the stewardship...
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Anonymous E 2012

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Resident Nonresident Resident Nonresident
Student Services Fee $ 972.00 $ 972.00 $ 972.00 $ 972.00
Tuition 11,220.00 11,220.00 11,220.00 11,220.00
Undergraduate Students Association Fee 122.47 122.47
Green Initiative Fee 13.20 13.20
PLEDGE Fee 40.45 40.45
Graduate Students Association Fee 38.25 38.25
Graduate Writing Center Fee 12.00 12.00
Ackerman Student Union Fee 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00
Ackerman/Kerckhoff Seismic Fee 113.00 113.00 113.00 113.00
Wooden Center Fee 51.00 51.00 51.00 51.00
Student Programs, Activities, and Resources Complex Fee 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (UCSHIP) 2,242.94 2,242.94 1,318.01 1,318.01
Course Materials and Services Fee varies, see course listings
Nonresident Supplemental Tuition* 15,102.00 22,878.00
[1]TOTAL MANDATORY FEES $ 14,809.19 $ 29,911.19 $ 14,010.13 $ 36,888.13
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The Student Budget
Home » Undergraduate Basics » The Student Budget
The standard student budget applies to the typical Stanford undergraduate student:

financially dependent on parents
living in a residence hall or off-campus
attending full-time for Autumn, Winter and Spring quarters
The budget includes the actual cost of tuition and certain fees, a standard amount for room and board, and allowances for the typical costs of books and supplies, personal expenses, and transportation to and from campus.

Books, supplies, personal expenses and transportation costs are estimates of your actual expenses and included for the purpose of determining the full cost of attendance and eligibility for aid. They are not part of the university bill. If your actual costs for books/supplies or transportation are significantly higher than the budget allowances, you can submit a Request for Revision (PDF) with documentation of your actual costs.

Prospective students and parents can use our Net Price Calculator to obtain estimates of eligibility for need-based financial aid from Stanford.

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Student Budget
2012–2013 Academic Year

[1]Budget Item
$ Per Year
Room and Board
Books and Supplies
Personal Expenses
Orientation Fee
Campus Health Service Fee
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Anonymous C, 2012

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World's Best Universities
Environmental Sciences
Students earning an environmental sciences degree can focus on nuclear waste disposal, global warming, and many other subjects. Environmental scientists can work in fields such as urban planning and water management. These are the world's top universities for environmental sciences. See the methodology.

Rank School Overall Score Academic Reputation Score Employer Reputation Score Citations per Paper Score
Stanford University
United States
Stanford University
Stanford University, founded in 1885, is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions, with one of the most renowned faculties in the nation. Stanford students?men and women of all races, ethnicities and ages ?are distinguished by their love of learning and desire to contribute to the greater community.

Stanford University offers its students a remarkable range of academic and extracurricular activities. We are committed to offering an education that is unrivaled among research universities.

In this community of scholars, there is no greater objective than being at the edge of a field and advancing the frontier of knowledge. We believe that collaboration across disciplines will be key to future advances and are pursuing multidisciplinary initiatives in the areas of biosciences, the environment and international affairs. As a research and teaching university, we offer both undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to work closely with faculty and researchers.

The pioneering spirit that inspired Jane and Leland Stanford to start this university more than a century ago and that helped build Silicon Valley at the doorstep of the campus encourages boldness in everything we do - whether those efforts occur in the library, in the classroom, in a laboratory, in a theater or on an athletic field.
88.7 87.7 88.4 90.1
University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
United States

88.5 91.8 83.1 85.8
Harvard University
United States

88.3 87.7 100.0 86.0
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
United States

87.5 100.0 90.3 71.1
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
United States

82.3 79.6 63.8 90.3
Yale University
United States

81.6 77.8 86.0 85.2
University of Oxford
United Kingdom

81.4 84.5 96.5 73.7
ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)

81.0 77.4 84.6 84.6
Australian National University (ANU)

80.9 81.3 88.8 78.5
University of Toronto

80.6 73.8 80.8 89.0
Imperial College London
United Kingdom

79.8 81.4 82.4 77.2
National University of Singapore (NUS)

79.8 87.2 96.3 66.5
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

79.5 81.9 98.9 71.7
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

79.1 67.4 66.4 96.9
Princeton University
United States

78.0 73.5 85.3 81.9
The University of Tokyo

77.8 89.8 96.9 58.1
Peking University

77.4 76.5 95.0 74.1
University of Queensland (UQ)

77.1 72.3 86.2 80.9
University of Michigan
United States

76.7 74.9 79.1 78.3
Duke University
United States

76.4 61.5 85.0 92.9
Seoul National University (SNU)
South Korea

75.9 88.0 81.2 59.4
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
United States

75.6 72.2 74.3 80.2
Lancaster University
United Kingdom

75.2 66.2 62.5 89.6
University of Wisconsin-Madison
United States

75.2 73.2 69.5 79.2
Wageningen University

Rank School Overall Score Academic Reputation Score Employer Reputation Score Citations per Paper Score
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
United States

With only 11,000 inhabitants in 1880, the pueblo of Los Angeles convinced the state government to establish a State Normal School in Southern California. Enthusiastic citizens contributed between $2 and $500 to purchase a site, and on August 29, 1882, the Los Angeles Branch of the State Normal School welcomed its first students in a Victorian building that had been erected on the site of an orange grove.

By 1914 Los Angeles had grown to a city of 350,000, and the school moved to new quarters�a Hollywood ranch off a dirt road that later became Vermont Avenue. In 1919, the school became the Southern Branch of the University of California and offered two years of instruction in Letters and Science. Third- and fourth-year courses were soon added; the first class of 300 students was graduated in 1925, and by 1927 the Southern Branch had earned its new name: University of California at Los Angeles. (The name was changed again in 1958 to University of California, Los Angeles.)

Continued growth mandated the selection of a site that could support a larger campus, and in 1927, ground was broken in the chaparral-covered hills of Westwood. The four original buildings�Royce Hall, Powell Library, Haines Hall, and Kinsey Hall�formed a lonesome cluster in the middle of 400 empty acres. The campus hosted some 5,500 students its first term in 1929. The Regents established the master�s degree at UCLA in 1933 and, three years later, the doctorate. UCLA was fast becoming a full-fledged university offering advanced study in almost every field.

The most spectacular growth at UCLA occurred in the 25 years following World War II, when it tripled its prewar enrollment of 9,000 students and undertook what would become a $260 million building program that included residence halls, parking structures, laboratories, more classrooms, service buildings, athletic and recreational facilities, and a 715-bed teaching hospital that is now one of the largest and most highly respected in the world.
74.9 78.0 86.1 68.3
Georgia Institute of Technology
United States

74.8 70.5 68.0 81.9
Tsinghua University

74.7 80.9 88.1 63.6
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

74.2 75.6 64.5 74.8
Johns Hopkins University
United States

74.1 67.7 72.7 82.5
University of York
United Kingdom

74.1 54.0 71.2 100.0
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
Hong Kong

73.9 75.8 75.3 71.1
Cornell University
United States

73.2 73.7 76.9 71.6
Stockholm University

73.2 60.9 55.8 92.9
University of British Columbia (UBC)

72.7 73.1 75.9 71.3
Kyoto University

72.6 79.8 91.5 58.9
University of Hong Kong (HKU)
Hong Kong

72.5 69.5 88.4 72.3
McGill University

72.4 66.9 75.9 78.3
University of Edinburgh
United Kingdom

71.9 65.3 79.9 78.2
University of Washington
United States

71.9 73.4 65.7 71.5
University of Melbourne

71.8 71.4 91.3 67.5
University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)
United States

71.7 72.1 72.8 71.0
University of Bristol
United Kingdom

71.4 65.0 70.2 79.7
University of Colorado at Boulder
United States

71.4 67.7 45.0 82.6
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

71.2 71.8 92.7 65.0
Columbia University
United States

71.1 65.0 82.5 75.9
Hokkaido University

71.1 74.6 79.5 64.7
University of Sheffield
United Kingdom

71.0 65.3 66.1 79.3
National Taiwan University (NTU)

70.9 78.2 81.8 59.0
University of California, Irvine
United States

70.4 56.2 61.8 90.3

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Murphy, Morrison 2002

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Introduction to Environmental Forensics
Introduction to Environmental Forensics. B. L. Murphy, R. D. Morrison (Eds). 2002, Academic Press. ISBN 0-12-511355-2

This is a substantial work containing comprehensive, authoritative and well-referenced chapters that focus on topics of relevance to the field of environmental forensics. At the time this book was sent to us for review, we were working with oil-contaminated land. The book’s arrival was timely, as this text has an excellent chapter on hydrocarbons in soil. Besides the basics, this chapter provided very useful and interesting models of how oils in soils are degraded and naturally attenuated with time—essentially allowing the investigator to date the original soil contamination given its general chemical signature. This chapter also includes a summary of analytical methods that can be used to assay oils in soils and sediments. A most comprehensive chapter that is far from being simply an introduction to this topic, though it is this as well. Our compliments to the authors of Chapter 6.

[1]The other 11 chapters cover diverse topics, including general applications to environmental forensics, site history, photo-interpretation (including a pair of 3-D glasses for topographical map interpretation), interpreting groundwater data, isotopes and chemical fingerprinting, chlorinated solvents (source identification and age dating), general methods of statistical interpretation as well as wider discussions of the applications of the discipline of environmental forensics.

The book is 560 pages long and extremely well referenced with many useful tables and figures. One obvious criticism of this book is that its authorship is entirely made up of American authors, its relevant quoted legislation is US, though thankfully metric units are often used. The next edition of the work would usefully benefit by extending chapter authorship and content outside the narrow shores of the USA.

[1]In all, this is an interesting book that responsibly addresses challenging topics in the field of environmental forensics. The book is titled as an introductory text. Although each chapter does introduce its own area(s), each then proceeds to address more complex issues. This is a textbook that would prove a useful resource to a range of disciplines, including environmental scientists involved in water and air pollution, contaminated land and geographical information systems; and archaeologists, hydrochemists and geochemists interested in dating sources of pollution. For students studying advanced courses in environmental pollution the £54 price is expensive, but worth it.
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