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Environmental Science Careers

Environmental science majors go on to prestigious graduate schools and interesting careers, including: 

  • Research and lab work
  • Environmental law
  • Industrial engineering
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Hazardous waste management
  • Air quality management
  • Water quality management
  • Science and nature writing
  • Environmental compliance
  • Recreation planning
  • Ecotourism
  • Administration and management
  • Public policy and advocacy
  • Fishery and wildlife management
  • Parks and outdoor recreation
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Urban design and planning
  • Teaching

Different types of employers:

  • Environmental Protection Agency 
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service 
  • National Park Service 
  • US Forest Service 
  • State national resource departments, farm bureaus, fisheries agencies 
  • Environmental law firms
  • Environmental consulting firms
  • Schools and universities
  • Waste management firms
  • City and county agencies
  • Museums, nature centers, camps and parks
  • Zoos
  • Privately owned farms and ranches
  • Non-profits like The Nature Conservency, The Sierra Club, Audubon, League of Conservation Voters
  • Political action committees
  • Timber companies
  • Consulting firms
  • Media
  • Aviation firms and airports
  • Real estate development companies
  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
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