WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN Environmental Studies

The Environmental Studies major allows students to explore the relationships between people and their environment. Students entering this field of study are generally comfortable and competent in using problem-solving method and data-search strategies, performing analyses, assessing information related to environmental topics and proposing reasonable action for concerned citizens. Strong listening and persuasion skills are also important to communicate ideas from various perspectives and describe practical solutions for environmental issues. Students will need to express themselves to various audiences using scientific language, technology, models, and strategies appropriate to the environmental sector.

With a bachelor's degree in environmental studies, students often pursue careers in education, business, government, political organizations, nonprofit associations or private consulting firms. Many students also combine a degree in environmental science with a career in journalism, communications, environmental law, or health professions, looking, for example, at the causes and spread of diseases. The degree also prepares many graduates to enter graduate-degree programs in most sciences, such as environmental planning; resource management; engineering; law or public policy. 

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Conservation Scientist Geographer
Economist Hazardous Waste Management Analyst
Environmental Consultant Industrial Air Pollution Analyst
Environmental Lawyer Industrial Waste Inspector
Environmental Lobbyist Natural Resource Specialist
Environmental Planner Outdoor Education Teacher
Environmental Research Analyst Park Naturalist
Environmental Science and   Protection Technician Park Ranger
Environmental Science   Professor Resource Economist
Forest Ranger Urban and Regional Planner
Fund Raiser Water Pollution Control Inspector

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Recent Environmental Studies Internships

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  • Center for Regional Sustainability Initiatives, Akita Int'l University
  • Cherry Grove Organic Farm
  • Green Building Institute
  • Office of Regional & Bilateral Affairs, OITA
  • Peaks Kenny State Park
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • The Ecologist
  • U.S. EPA - Chesapeake Bay Program Office
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Employers who have hired Environmental Studies Majors
  • AIS Insurance Group, LLC
  • Arecon Ltd
  • Food Safety Connect
  • Hayam Farm
  • International Crane Foundation
  • National Park Service
  • Six Flags Wild Safari
  • South Phila. HS/LOMO Civic Org.

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Graduate Schools attended by  Environmental Studies Graduates
  • Drexel University
  • James Cook University
  • Philadelphia University
  • St. Joseph's University
  • Texas Woman's University

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