Careers: Environmental Studies
Why Choose Environmental Studies
- Make a difference
- A major in environmental studies prepares you to go out and make a difference for the betterment of our world. Whether it be in advocacy or in management, your voice will shape the future of natural beauty, resources, and the environment we live in.
- Live a good life
- If the environment is something that you are passionate about then work related to it may be a very fulfilling option. An environmental studies major is conducive to an active and peaceful lifestyle.
What Environmentalists Do
Park and outdoor recreation management
Promoting a healthy lifestyle and environment, contributing to the livability of communities, and informing policy, economic developement, and stewardship at local, national, and international levels.
- Implement community recreation and sport programs
- Manage natural and cultural resources
As our human population continues to increase, forests and other natural resources are valued more for the serenity they provide, the organisms they support, and the products they produce.
- Creating, managing, conserving, and repairing forest resources
- applying ecology, GIS, and environmental sciences
- Managing demand for timber, fuel, water quality, habitat, recreation, employment, and environmental wholeness
Provide legal council to clients on a broad range of environmental issues.
- Advocating contested matters before regulatory agencies
- Environmental civil actions
- Energy related issues
- Permits, agreements, reports and other documents to ensure environmental compliance
- Cities, Colleges, Corporations, Development groups, Farms, Gas stations, and Private land owners
Fishery and wildlife management
Institute effective solutions to complex systems at local and national levels.
- High demand field, with good pay
- Fish and ecosystems
- Teaching, research, management
Land and water conservation
Conserve irreplaceable lands and waterways, and improve outdoor recreation opportunities across the nation.
- State and local efforts
- Preserve natural areas, historical sites, and wildlife habitat
- Quality outdoor recreation for all
Facilitating decision making to carry out land development with consideration given to the natural environment, social, political, economic and governance factors to achieve sustainable outcomes.
- Social and economic development
- Urban, and regional development
- Natural resource management
- Infrastructure systems
Environmental education and communication
Educate the public about important environmental topics and ways of responding to issues, and help communicate the scientific discussions to a wider audience.
- Teaching in informal settings
- Written, oral, and electronic communications
- Government agencies, nature centers, parks, nongovernmental organizations, and similar institutions.