From environmental scientists and technicians to park rangers and public policy leaders, Saddleback College's Environmental Studies program is proud to provide a streamlined path to these careers and more.

Students who choose the associate degree program build a fully transferable foundation for a four-year degree in disciplines such as Environmental Studies, Environmental Science and Management, Environmental Policy, Energy Studies, Sustainability Studies, Conservation Biology, Ecology, and Wildlife Management. For students looking to launch a career quickly, the Environmental Studies department also offers occupational programs in Water Resources and Conservation and Sustainability.

Degrees and Certificates

Employment Opportunities

  • U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Conservation Biology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Geologist

With further education...

  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Environmental Educator
  • Environmental Psychologist
  • Environmental Planning
  • Environmental Law 

Careers and Salaries

  • Fish and Game Warden: $84,250
  • Park Naturalist: $81,190
  • Environmental Engineering Technician: $60,540
  • Environmental Science/Protection Technician: $48,500
  • Forest Conservation Technician: $39,570

Contact the Environmental Studies Department