Environmental science is a multidisciplinary field that focuses on documenting the impacts that people have on our environment, on reducing the harmful effects of these impacts, and on restoring aspects of the environment to benefit both nature and people. The undergraduate environmental science degree gives students the skills and know-how to actually fix things. Careers range from the assessment, remediation, and protection of air and water resources to the restoration of disturbed landscapes to helping to ensure that major industries comply with environmental regulations (either by working for the industry itself or a government agency).

In addition, this program provides fine intellectual training in the tradition of a liberal arts education, which means that you will also be well-qualified to get the jobs on offer at Pitt’s career fairs. Graduate study resulting in both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees is available through the department, as well as a professional M.S. degree in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) & Remote Sensing (RS). Students in all graduate programs learn through coursework, research and teaching as they pursue their degree. The Dietrich School's Department of Geology & Environmental Science is internationally recognized for excellence in research and education.