Dr. Charles McClaugherty

Teaching Area(s): Biology

During Commencement, it is so exciting to be reminded of how much students have developed during their time at the University.


As an environmental science major at Mount Union, you will learn to address environmental issues through an approach that emphasizes hands-on field and laboratory experiences.  You will experience in-depth training in one selected field of science – chemistry, geology or biology – in preparation for a rewarding career.

This is a field that is in demand.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the number of jobs for environmental scientists is expected to grow faster than the average throughout the course of this decade at a rate of 15%. The environment is a hot topic in today’s society, and more and more people are becoming involved in fixing the problems that are plaguing our atmosphere.  Also, as the world’s population continues to grow, it will require more work to keep our environment clean, and stricter laws may be enacted that demand businesses and governments to hire scientists to ensure they are in compliance.

According to the BLS, environmental scientists will see the most employment growth in private consulting firms that assist clients with the monitoring and management of environmental concerns as well as compliance with regulations. However, the majority of jobs will continue to be concentrated within the various levels of government and closely related industries including universities, hospitals and national research facilities.


Natural resources and conservation
Public health
Environmental monitoring and remediation
Industrial environmental management
Research and higher education

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