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Careers in Environmental Science & Policy

Lead the Charge

A master's degree establishes you as a change-leader.

Regardless of the specific track or emphasis you select within our program, we’re here to lay down the strongest possible foundation for your future. A future where you navigate, contribute to, and lead within the vast and dynamic disciplines that environmental science encompasses.

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6% Job Growth

Because of environmental disasters, experts like you are in demand. Take environmental protection technicians, a field projected to grow by 6%, compared to 3% for all professions.


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for environmental scientists was $76,480. Keep in mind this number may change based on your experience.

Careers are Here

Because of our location near the Great Lakes and natural areas throughout the state, local companies are looking for your expertise.

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Career Options

Discover where you can work with this degree.

You may work in governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, engineering firms, commercial laboratories and private businesses. Potential job titles include:

  • Conservation Technician
  • Wetland Ecologist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Policy Analyst
  • Health & Safety Technician
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Conservation Forester
  • Hydrologist
  • Agricultural Scientist

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