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What can I do with a major in ENVI?

The ENVI program can provide you with a number of opportunities to develop a career path in 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.

Grad Programs Compatible with ENVI Major

A basic outlook on the Green Degrees and Sustainable Careers

South Central Michigan Works! 2013 Data Set Program Overview in Environmental Studies and Environmental Science

Outside resources such as the ones listed in this part of the web site can help you find the right path to your career:

Example careers you can pursue with a bachelor’s degree in ENVI: (some will require further training beyond the B.S.)

  • 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.

Sample Employers

  • Colleges
  • Government (local, federal, state)
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Businesses
  • Land developers
  • Environmental consulting firms
  • Chemical industry
  • Utility companies
  • Resorts
  • And many more.

Look at our Job Opportunity Page for more resources

Sample Career Stories

Different career options and graduate school programs complementary to a degree in ENVI: envi Information Session pt. 2 (9/11/14) (4-part YouTube series)