What Can I Do With a Major in
Individuals majoring in Environmental
Studies are dedicated to a cause and may be interested in
preserving the world in which they live.
Before you begin to look at the different
types of opportunities available to Environmental Studies majors,
you must look at yourself and ask yourself a few basic
What am I good at?
Understand your major strengths, skills
What do I like to do?
Examine your interests. What kind of life
style do I want to lead? Examine your values...is money what you're
after, job security, challenging work?
If you are having trouble answering these
questions, you are not alone. Make an appointment with an advisor
in the Career Center. We
want to help you!
Once you know yourself, you are ready to
decide where and how you want to apply this knowledge.
A bachelor's degree in Environmental
Studies and the appropriate skills and/or experience can lead to
Geographic information specialist
Recycling markets developer
Risk assessment expert etc...
Experience in the field or an advanced
degree could lead to certain positions as:
Air quality engineer
Environmental protection specialist
For information on graduate schools,
Environmental Careers can be found in
many different areas such as:
Resource recovery - waste to energy
Water quality monitoring/treatment
Land/Water resource management
Environmental testing and analysis etc...
Typical places of employment
Small, entrepreneurial operations
Schools, colleges and universities
Federal, state and local agencies etc..