Career Guide

Environmental studies encompasses relations among human beings and nature. Students with a major in this field will learn about environmental footprints and the implications they leave in both regional and global landscapes. An individual interested in this field may be interested in studying Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Outdoor Recreation, or Environmental Health. These majors encompass research, real-world application, and nature study.

Designing your major

Your major may be indirectly or directly related to your career choice, and it’s only one of many pieces to finding a good career fit. There are many majors that are related to the environment, including:

Learn about careers in the field

  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Planner
  • Food Bank Manager
  • GIS Specialist
  • Green Building Project Manager
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Industrial Ecologist
  • Environmental Educator
  • Outdoor Adventure Leader
  • Sustainability Advocate
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Park Ranger
  • Policy Analyst
  • Environmental Manager
  • Research Scientist
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Parks Department Administrator
  • Forester
  • Recreation Manager
  • Natural Resource Specialist
  • Environmental Investigator
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Interested in graduate school?

In this field, some common graduate school programs may include Public Affairs, Environmental Law, Joint programs-Masters of Public Administration and Environmental Science, Ecological Design and many more!

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There are many ways to explore careers, through research, gaining experience, and talking with other people. Your career coach is here to mentor you and help you find ways to explore that fit you best.