A liberal arts education prepares you for the challenges of a changing and unpredictable world, equipping you with the skills to communicate, debate, solve problems and think critically. Here's a sampling of careers paths for environmental studies majors.

First Jobs

  • Marine mammal education and research, The New England Aquarium, Boston
  • Research associate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington
  • Sustainability analyst, Tishman Speyer, New York CityBiological science technician, U.S. Geological Survey, San Francisco
  • Laboratory manager, Department of Molecular Genetics, Ohio State University
  • Utility analyst, Resource Energy Systems, Washington
  • Researcher, Center for Science and Technology
  • Research, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Program assistant, Global Strategy and Climate Programs, National Resources Defense Council, Washington

Careers

  • Biologist, Ducks Unlimited
  • Associate behavioral social scientist, RAND Corporation
  • Vice president, Resource Energy Systems, Columbus, Ohio
  • Tech to market program manager, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Curator of living collections, The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois
  • Senior project manager, National Geographic Traveler
  • Counsel, Morningstar Law Group
  • Data management librarian, Ohio State University
  • Exec. dir., Recruitment & Staffing, Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Offshore wind dev. project manager, EDP Renewables, Redondo Beach, California
  • Donor communications officer, The Nature Conservancy
  • Assistant director of human resources, FBI
  • Financial consultant, Wells Fargo, Portland, Oregon
  • Manager retail sales, Simon & Schuster
  • Chief executive officer, Yosemite, Basecamp
  • Director of business development, Duke Energy Renewables
  • Principal investigator, Ecologist, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Biomedical informatics research, University of Wisconsin
  • Research ecologist, US Geological Survey, Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Director of climate adaptation, Americas, AECOM Engineering Company
  • Microbiologist, University of Wisconsin
  • Physician, Indian Health Service, Chinle, Arizona
  • Research scientist, University of Washington
  • Assistant professor of pediatrics, VA Commonwealth Univ. Health System