Major Skills Developed By Master of Science Graduates

  • Focusing on either biology, chemistry or earth sciences, graduates develop an understanding of how toxic substances affect living systems.
  • Appreciation of specifics of their interest in research, but also to understand the basic principles and theories of other linked disciplines.
  • Research skills; data collection; process and synthesize vast amounts of data and apply where relevant; clearly explain and interpret research data; define research problems; develop research models and proposals
  • Conducting field observations and taking appropriate measurements
  • Ability to operate laboratory equipment and to employ appropriate scientific lab techniques; use technical instruments
  • Compile, organize and maintain accurate records
  • Problem solving skills; approaching topics and problems from various perspectives; analyzing multiple dimensions of a problem; identifying problems and developing solutions; decision making skills
  • Proficiency in mathematics; mathematical modeling
  • Communication skills – inform, explain and instruct; prepare technical reports
  • Sensitivity to the health and safety of others

Common Areas of Employment

  • Research
  • Consulting
  • Government
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Industries
  • Consumer Product
  • Academia
  • Chemistry

Common Career Opportunities and Sample Job Titles

  • Environmental Toxicology Specialist
  • Human Health Risk Assessor
  • Toxicology Consultant
  • Organic Section Manager
  • Environmental Chemist
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Safety Specialist
  • Professor/Associate Professor
  • Toxicological Pathologist
  • Toxic Reduction Specialist
  • Research Scientist
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Assistant Director – Chemistry Lab
  • Chemical Oceanographer
  • Food Scientist
  • Hydrologist
  • Medical Scientists
  • Neurologist
  • Pathologist
  • Pharmaceutical Chemist
  • Polymer Chemist
  • Research Scientist
  • Chemist
  • Conservationist
  • Consultant
  • Ecologist
  • Entomologist
  • Environment Policy Analyst
  • Environmental Communicator
  • Educator
  • Environmental Health Inspector
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Environmental Lawyer
  • Environmental Planner
  • Environmental Public Relations
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Environmental Studies
  • Field Chemist
  • Fish and Game Warden
  • Horticulturist
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Land Management Specialist
  • Land Use Analyst
  • Management Analyst
  • Marine Biologist
  • Oceanographer
  • Park Naturalist
  • Park Warden
  • Planning Manager
  • Pollution Control Engineer
  • Recreation Leader
  • Renewable Energy Consultant
  • Resource Analysis
  • Safety Inspector
  • Sanitarian
  • Soil and Water Conversationalist
  • Soil Scientist
  • Surveyor
  • Mapping Scientist
  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Water Quality Engineer
  • Water Resource Manager
  • Wetlands Ecologist
  • Wildlife Conservationist
  • Wildlife Manager
  • … AND many more!

*Some of the careers listed may require further education or specialized training.

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