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Environmental Science

What can you do with this major?

As industries begin to recognize their responsibility to help create and maintain a sustainable environment, they create positions dealing with waste management, pollution reduction, and other environmental responsibilities. Many UW-Green Bay Environmental Science graduates go on to advanced study in Environmental Science or scientific disciplines. Use the following as an idea list, and remember that they represent some, but certainly not all, of the careers you might consider in Environmental Science.

The following list represents a few of the kinds of career titles for ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE majors:

Agricultural Scientist, Botanist, Ecologist, Forest Ranger, Oceanographer, Agricultural Technician, Engineering Technician, Forester, Outdoor Trip Leader, Air And Water Quality Manager, Environmental Analyst, Fund Raiser, Park Ranger, Air Pollution Analyst, Environmental Consultant, Geographer, Environmental Educator, Geologist, Project Manager, Biochemist, Environmental Engineer, Geophysicist, Public Health Veterinarian, Biologist, Environmental Engineering, Hazardous Waste Manager, Range Manager, Biomedical Engineer, Environmental Health Specialist, Hydrologist, Resource Economist, Biotechnologist, Environmental Lawyer, Industrial Hygienist, Seismologist, Chemical Technician, Environmental Lobbyist, Journalist, Author, Photographer, Soil Conservation Technician, Chemist, Environmental Nurse, Management Consultant, Teacher, City Planner, Environmental Physician, Meteorologist, Urban and Regional Planner, Civil Engineer, Environmental Planner, Microbiologist/Wastewater Plant Operator, Conservation Agent, Environmental Scientist, Natural Resource Specialist, Wildlife Manager, Conservation Systems Analyst, EPA Inspector, Natural Resource Manager, Conservationist, Zoologist

The following list represents a few of the kinds of businesses and institutions that employ ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE graduates:

Careers can be found in both the public and private sectors. Opportunities in the Public Sector include local government agencies, state government agencies, federal government agencies, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Natural Resources, US Fish & Wildlife Services, National Park Service, National Forest Service, Food and Drug Administration.

Want to know more about the nature of the work, working conditions, earnings, training, and job outlook for these occupations? Then check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Also check out these books! Information about careers and placement services can be found in "The Environmental Careers Organization's- Environmental Careers in the 21st Century" (1999); and David J. Warner's "Environmental Careers: A Practical Guide to Opportunities in the 1990s" (1992).