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Environmental Protection

administrative contact

Sven Verlinden
phone: 304-293-2944

program contact

Sven Verlinden
phone: 304-293-2944

Program Details

Program Description

The Environmental Protection program prepares students for careers in areas that safeguard the quality of the environment. The curriculum consists of two elements: interdisciplinary training in a broad array of environmental protection sciences, and an area of emphasis in either pest management or soil and water conservation.

Career Profile

Graduates from this program are employed in a variety of positions that require training in the environmental sciences. Potential areas of employment include municipal, state and federal government agencies; consulting firms specializing in land reclamation and water quality; and companies associated with the gas, oil or coal industry.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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