Environmental Science and Society

Mark Jefferson/Science Complex 301V

Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

Phone: 734.487.6723

[email protected]

Career Pathways

What can I do with a major in Environmental Science & Society?

The ENVI program can provide you with a number of opportunities to develop a career path working with the environment. Internships, study abroad programs and research opportunities are a few examples. EMU also has student organizations that provide volunteer opportunities in environmental projects.

Check out our continuously updated Job Postings site to get an idea of career opportunities in our area!

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    Please note that some examples may require further training beyond the B.S.

    A basic outlook on the Green Degrees and Sustainable Careers
    Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook 

    • Wildlife/fishery Technician
    • Environmental Science Technician - one of Newsweek’s “50 Best Careers 2011”
    • Environmental Chemist
    • Sustainability Manager
    • Environmental Policy Analyst
    • Environmental Quality Analyst
    • Program Manager in an Environmental NGO (a non-profit), such as Conservation International or WWF
    • Work for Local, State or Federal Governments, like the Michigan Department of Natural Resources of the US EPA
    • Other areas of employment: Planning, Hazardous Waste Management, Land and Water Conservation, Wildlife Management, Parks and Outdoor Recreation, Air or Water Quality Management, and many more.
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    • Universities
    • Government (local, federal, state)
    • Non-profit organizations
    • Businesses
    • Land developers
    • Environmental consulting firms
    • Chemical industry
    • Utility companies
    • Resorts
    • And many more.

    Visit the Job Postings page for more resources.

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    • Forestry
    • Natural Resources
    • Nonprofit Management
    • Organizational Leadership
    • Public Administration
    • Environmental Education
    • Environmental Health
    • Conservation
    • Environmental Policy and Resource Management
    • Environmental Science/Studies
    • Landscape Architecture
    • Environmental Design
    • Sustainability Studies
    • Environmental Science/Studies
    • Environmental Ethics
    • Resource Management
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    • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
    • Climate Analysis
    • Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems
    • Resource Management
    • Science Education
    • Environmental Science/Studies
    • Environmental Education
    • Wildlife Management
    • Horticulture
    • Conservation
    • Environmental Biology
    • Marine Biology
    • Marine Science
    • Toxicology
    • Environmental Health
    • Environmental and Occupational Health
    • Analytical Chemistry
    • Chemistry
    • Environmental/Urban Geochemistry
    • Agronomy and Soil Science
    • Environmental Design
    • Earth Science
    • Geology
    • Water Resources
    • Fisheries
    • Hydrology
    • Hydrogeology

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