Environmental Data Science

Combined Major in Environmental Data Science

Environmental data science is the study of environmental issues through the use of data sets.

What is Environmental Data Science?

Major in a multidisciplinary degree that connects two disciplines across the college: environmental science and data science. Merrimack College’s environmental data science major will take your education to new heights, teaching you how to utilize data science for environmental applications. 

Environmental data science internships provide you with opportunities to apply the knowledge you’ve gained to real world applications while exploring potential future career options. You’ll be able to foster connections with our faculty members and enhance your talents in a supportive and committed atmosphere.

Prepare yourself for the workforce by obtaining a degree that combines analytical science and natural resource preservation.

What You’ll Learn

As an environmental data science major, you will:

  • Follow current trends in environmental data analysis.
  • Gain insight into the current scientific understanding of the environmental challenges we face today.
  • Master addressing intricate environmental problems by exploring patterns utilizing a wide array of analytical approaches.
  • Identify the best methods for conveying quantitative environmental information to policymakers and the public. 
  • Explore possible future environmental scenarios by forecasting potential outcomes of human activities.
  • Set career objectives and take part in training in the field through an internship in environmental data science or by assisting faculty conduct research to prepare you for your next step.

Career Options

Your degree comes with a lot of opportunity: you may choose to work as an environmental data analyst for a private consulting firm in Boston, join a department in local government as an environmental data scientist, or work for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of environmental scientists and specialists is projected to grow 6 percent from 2022 to 2032, faster than the average for all occupations.

Potential career paths for environmental data science majors upon graduation include:

  • Environmental Data Scientist
  • Environmental Data Analyst
  • Data Analytics Consultant
  • Climate Data Scientist
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician

Combined Major Benefits

Dedicated Advising

You can expect to work with a dedicated advisor for both your academic and career needs throughout your college experience at Merrimack.

Combined Skills

By pursuing a combined major, students will have the opportunity to build multiple skill sets across a range of in-demand disciplines throughout their experience.

Affinity Group Status

Combined major students are given affinity group status, so you get access to specific resources across campus.

Guaranteed Internships

The O’Brien Center for Career Development and your career advisor will work to place you in a guaranteed internship, typically during junior year.

Courses You’ll Take

Graphic Design Major Curriculum

Graphic Design Major Requirements

General Education Requirements

In addition to the major requirements below, you will also need to complete Merrimack’s general education requirements.

To see more details about the major, please visit catalog.merrimack.edu.


Sample Curriculum Guide

Wondering when you’ll take certain courses? Use the Curriculum Guide—a sample four-year schedule—to get a sense of what your path to graduation looks like.

More Information

Nancy Wynn
Associate Professor and Chair
Visual and Performing Arts
Graphic Design Program Director
978-837-3433 | email