I had a wonderful time in my degree and learned a lot as well. If I had to do it all over again, I would have gotten a BS instead of a BA. Those missing science credits are really hurting my resume and my job chances.
Don't pick this major unless you really plan on doing something with it. I thought this would be an interesting major and by the time I realized I didn't want anything to do with it, I had too many hours in it and didn't want to change. The only pro I have found with this major is that I have a degree. Most jobs just want people with a degree and that is all I got out of it. If I could do it all over, I would have done Business. You can actually use that degree.
Studying Environmental Science provide you a perfect excuse to travelling, hiking & cruising, or, in another word, hanging out from your lecture. I highly recommand this major when you love to feel the nature.
The disadvantage for this major, it is not easy to find a job related solely envrionmental field.
If I have the chance, I will still choose this major as I really love the nature & our planet Earth. I want to take my responsibility to protect her & let human & other life live with harmony.
This major is good for someone who likes land planning and land developing but would also like a well rounded education in environmnetal topics. You are not pinned down as to a certain job that you can do. With this major there are a wide range of available careers and it is not uncommon for people to switch from one end of the environmental spectrum to the other. A con of this major is that most people in and outside of the environmental community do not always know what types of classes you have taken in the major and what your specialities are.
The demand for people with these skills is increasing as degradation of the environment continues. However, don't expect to make a lot of money, especially starting out. Internships are key and making connections with people in the industry help. My college did not require Horticulture as a prerequisite, but I would highly recommend that course for anyone considering this major. I've found out the hard way that a knowledge of your local plants (native and invasive) is a key skill. In addition, as the country continues to become more urbanized, it is important to focus on how to live in balance with nature, rather than the "all or nothing-gloom and doom" approach that is so common with environmentalists.
There's not many places for employment. It's interesting information, but I don't feel like my degree is very useful. I have already changed careers. If I had to do it again, I would choose a different major.