Earth and Environmental Sciences

Overview

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 may require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by an (*). 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 interests as possible, including co-op and internships.

Employers

This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on HuskyCareerLink; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted:

 Beacon Power, LLC  Sustainability Guild, LLC
 Manomet Center for Conservation Studies  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 Mass. Dept. of Conservation & Recreation  WegoWise, Inc.

Industries

This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major:

 Academic Research Market Research
Construction Museums
Consulting Nonprofit Organizations
Energy Real Estate
Environmental Management Research Institutes
Government: local, state and federal Sustainable/Renewable Energy
Higher Education

Internships

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

Communications/Marketing Intern

Life Science Intern

Sanitary Wastewater Intern

Sustainable Materials Recovery Intern

Use HuskyCareerLink, SimplyHired.com, Indeed.com, or other internship sites to search for openings. 

Co-ops

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.

Resources

Websites for Career Exploration 

Career Development Videos

Careers in Clean Energy

Careers in Non-Profit 1

Careers in Non-Profit 2

Careers in Non-Profit 3

Careers in Non-Profit 4

Careers in Non-Profit 5

Careers in Non-Profit 6

Careers in Sustainability 1

Careers in Sustainability 2

Careers in Sustainability 3

Careers in Sustainability 4

Careers in Sustainability 5

Environmental Justice

Using Your Science Degree in Business

 

Websites for Job Search

Campus Organizations & Activities

*For additional student organizations click here.
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Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities:

Social Media

Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media page for more information on how to leverage your social media network.