Starting in Spring 2022, all incoming NATS students and current students will be provided with the opportunity for career counseling as the NATS Program transitions to a career-based degree plan. Students are highly encouraged to consider a career plan and enroll in classes that align with that career choice. One strength of the NATS Program is the choice of upper division electives that are available.
Natural Science professionals are employed in both the private and public sector, including careers in private research and development organizations, consulting firms, and local and state governments. Those interested in establishing a career in the federal government may find opportunities with federal organizations such as the National Park Service, Department of Energy, or the Environmental Protection Agency, to name a few. Recent graduates may find employment opportunities as an entry-level scientist, field analyst, research assistant, or laboratory technician. Additionally, students may wish to pursue an MS degree in a specific discipline include biology, chemistry, geology, physics or law.
The NATS Program provides three career advisement tracks:
- Option I: Interdisciplinary Science
- Option II: Teaching
- Option III: Applied Science