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Environmental Studies

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Why choose environmental science?

  • Active, fulfilling lifestyle

    Environmental Science gives the opportunity to do much more than sit behind a desk or work in a lab, hands-on fieldwork and sampling are included in many positions

  • High demand, and well paying jobs

    The job market for environmental scientists is growing quickly, and offers very good pay.

  • Purpose

    You can be a part of the solution for many of the critical problems that our world is facing. Contribute to the global effort to restore, and preserve our planet.

Careers in environmental science

  • Park & Outdoor Recreation Management

    Promoting a healthy lifestyle and environment, contributing to the livability of communities, and informing policy, economic development, and stewardship at local, national, and international levels.

    • Implement community recreation and sport programs
    • Manage natural and cultural resources
  • Forestry

    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
  • Environmental Law

    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 & 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 & 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
  • Environmental Planning

    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 Eduation & 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.

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