Earth and Environmental Sciences


Environmental Science and Environmental Studies are interdisciplinary studies that focus on how humans interact with the earth and the environment.  As demand grows for renewable energy and green technologies, Environmental Science/Studies majors have the opportunity to work in a variety of growing fields, including pollution control, law and politics, marine biology, sociology, economics and business.

Minors: Geology, Environmental Geology, Environmental Studies, Marine Studies

Job Titles

Conservationist/Preservationist Land Surveyor
Environmental Consultant Marine Biologist*
Environmental Engineer Oceanographer
Environmental Lawyer* Professor*
Environmental Safety and Health Technician Research Assistant
Geographer Soil Conservation Planner
Green Marketing Representative Urban Regional Planner
Waste Treatment Specialist Field Technician

Positions that require additional education or training are indicated by a (*).

Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including Co-op and internships.



Bureau of Land Management Market Research Companies
Colleges/Universities Construction
Museums National Weather Service
Consulting Firms Nonprofit Organizations
Department of Energy Oil and Gas Companies
Environmental Management Firms Real Estate Development Firms
Government Agencies, including: Environmental Protection Agency, IRS, Fish and Wildlife Research Institutes



These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.

  • Sanitary Wastewater Internship
  • Life Science Intern
  • Sustainable Materials Recovery Intern
  • Communications/Marketing Intern

To search for internship opportunities, log in to HuskyCareerLink, Career Services’ online job and internship bank for opportunities with employers seeking to hire NU students.


For more information, please visit the department’s website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.


The following resources include websites and various resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.

Career & Job Websites

Campus Organizations & Activities

*For additional student organizations click here.
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Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professionals in the field you may contact for informational interview requests and networking opportunities.

Social Media

Sample Groups providing resources such as industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities within the field: