“Environmental studies students come into our program with a great love for the environment, and a real passion for protecting it. We help them find a direction that fits their interests and skills.”
—Margaret Kuchenreuther, associate professor of biology
Your environmental studies degree offers the foundation for a variety of careers in:
- government service
- nonâ€“profit work
- environmental advocacy
- environmental education
- natural resources management
- renewable energy development
- urban planning and policy
- private sector consulting
Many environmental studies graduates go on to graduate school or professional programs in related fields, such as management, environmental policy, urban planning, law, ecology, and education.
The U.S. Labor Department’s 2010 “Occupational Outlook Handbook” projects favorable job prospects for environmental specialists, especially in federal and state government and private consulting. Jobs are predicted to grow in fields such as environmental health, waste management, environmental monitoring, regulation compliance, and conservation.