Environmental Science and Environmental Studies are interdisciplinary studies that focus on how humans interact with the earth and the environment.  As demand grows for renewable energy and green technologies, Environmental Science/Studies majors have the opportunity to work in a variety of growing fields, including pollution control, law and politics, marine biology, sociology, economics and business.

Minors: Geology, Environmental Geology, Environmental Studies, Marine Studies

Job Titles

Conservationist/PreservationistLand Surveyor
Environmental ConsultantMarine Biologist*
Environmental EngineerOceanographer
Environmental Lawyer*Professor*
Environmental Safety and Health TechnicianResearch Assistant
GeographerSoil Conservation Planner
Green Marketing RepresentativeUrban Regional Planner
Waste Treatment SpecialistField Technician

Positions that may require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by an (*). Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interests as possible, including co-op and internships.

Employers

This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUcareers; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.
 Beacon Power, LLC Sustainability Guild, LLC
 Manomet Center for Conservation Studies U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 Mass. Dept. of Conservation & Recreation WegoWise, Inc.

Industries

This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.
 Academic ResearchMarket Research
ConstructionMuseums
ConsultingNonprofit Organizations
EnergyReal Estate
Environmental ManagementResearch Institutes
Government: local, state and federalSustainable/Renewable Energy
Higher Education

Internships and Co-ops

These samples titles can be used to research internship opportunities.

  • Communications/Marketing Intern
  • Life Science Intern
  • Sanitary Wastewater Intern
  • Sustainable Materials Recovery Intern

Use NUcareersSimplyHired.comIndeed.com, or other internship sites to search for openings.

For more information, please visit the Department’s website.
Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.

Resources

Websites for Career Exploration

Career Development Videos

Careers in Clean Energy

Careers in Non-Profit 1

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Careers in Sustainability 1

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Careers in Sustainability 3

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Careers in Sustainability 5

Environmental Justice

Using Your Science Degree in Business

Websites for Job Search

Campus Organizations & Activities

*For additional student organizations click here.
*For additional student activities click here.

Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities:

Social Media

Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media page for more information on how to leverage your social media network.