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 destruction.
- 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.
Listings of sustainable environmental careers presently available can be found below: