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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
|Environmental Consultant||Marine Biologist*|
|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|
|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.
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Sample LinkedIn.com Groups providing resources such as industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities within the field: