Broad, multi-faceted training in Environmental Studies can be applied to many fields. Graduates can work at the intersection of policy, science, and business — or continue on to law school or graduate school. Who might employ these Environmental Studies graduates:
- Federal, State, and Municipal Government Agencies
who want people with both technical knowledge and an
understanding of policy issues. They can join scientists
and engineers who are working to meet increasing demands
for clean and renewable energy.
- Environmental entrepreneurs who want a few key
employees who can understand business principles and the
concepts of sustainability in the marketplace. They can
address public health problems deriving from degraded
air, water, soil, and food.
- Companies who have an environmental business
ethic and need people who can communicate exactly what
that means to stockholders and the general public.
Another increasingly important area is the recovery and
management of natural resources after disasters like
catastrophic storms, earthquakes, and human-generated
- Non-profits and NGOs that address both environmental problems and cultural issues. Entrepreneurial graduates can lead an emerging sector of international economy – businesses that both protect and benefit from ecosystems which provide long-term, renewable, natural resources.