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Environmental Studies Major

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Possible Job Titles

  • Ecologist
  • Forest Ranger
  • Agricultural Technician
  • Engineering Technician
  • Forester
  • Outdoor Trip Leader
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Fund Raiser
  • Park Ranger
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Educator
  • Project Manager
  • Hazardous Waste Manager
  • Range Manager
  • Environmental Health Specialist
  • Resource Economist
  • Environmental Lawyer
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Chemical Technician
  • Environmental Lobbyist
  • Journalist, Author
  • Soil Conservation Technician
  • Management Consultant
  • Teacher
  • City Planner
  • Urban And Regional Planner
  • Environmental Planner
  • Water/Wastewater Plant Operator
  • Conservation Agent
  • Natural Resource Specialist
  • Wildlife Manager
  • Conservation Systems Analyst
  • EPA Inspector
  • Conservationist
  • Consumer Safety Inspector
  • Occupational Safety Specialist
  • Photographer
  • Fisheries Conservationist
  • Ocean Technician

Typical Places of Employment

  • Agricultural Firms
  • Fertilizer Companies
  • Banks
  • Glass, Cement, Gypsum & Concrete Manufacturers
  • Chemical Corporations
  • Insurance Companies
  • Dairy Producers
  • Dept. of Agriculture Economic Research Service
  • Dept. of Agronomy
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Dept. of Economics Federal Power Commission
  • Dept. of Energy Federal Reserve Bank
  • Dept. of Environmental Science Food & Drug Administration
  • Dept. of Food & Nutrition Population Bureau
  • Dept. of Health Science Safety & Consumers Office
  • Dept. of Reclamation Universities and Colleges
  • Dept. of Transportation
  • Paper & Wood Product Mfrs.
  • Environmental Consulting Firms
  • Restaurants
  • Farm Credit Agencies
  • Seed & Grain Corporations
  • Food & Beverage Companies
  • Tobacco Companies
  • Food Marketing Chains

Typical Work Activities

  • Provide expertise, recommendations and leadership to respond to emerging environmental issues and allocation of resources having a bearing on Regional, Strategic Business Unit and Corporate environmental objectives.
  • Diagnose environmental problems, assess the risks, identify and recommend solutions, and coordinate action utilizing environmental specialists and managers, as required; coordinates the delivery of environmental services to the Region.
  • Be responsible for providing a regional environmental perspective and assignment of risks to Lines of Business in the development of plans and budgets in order to meet due diligence and stewardship requirements.
  • Liaise, consult and negotiate with government agencies, environmental interest groups and related corporate specialist departments.
  • Provide presentations to public and interest groups.
  • Assess environmental training needs, develop and coordinate the delivery of environmental training to heighten environmental awareness and provide skills and knowledge to regional employees and managers.
  • Coordinate and administer current environmental policies, standards and initiatives; identify risks and voids and recommend solutions to new policy and standards proposals by Corporate.

Additional Info in Career Services

These publications must be used in the "Browsing" Library of Career Services. There are also many brochures and magazines such as Resume Writing, Interviewing and Job Choices that you may take with you.

To see a complete list of career books located at the Career Services Office click here.

  • Careers in Science
  • Great Jobs for Environmental Studies Majors
  • Resource Conservation and Development: Intern Program
  • Resumes for Environmental Careers
  • Your Resource Guide to Environmental Organizations

Related Links: Further Explore this Career Field

  • Sample Resumes for Environmental Students at SU
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Environmental Organizations with career information

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