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Environmental Studies/Sciences

What is Environmental Studies/Sciences? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links OSU Department of Environmental Sciences

What is Environmental Studies/Sciences?

According to Wikipedia, "Environmental science is an interdisciplinary academic field that integrates physical and biological sciences... to the study of the environment, and the solution of environmental problems." Environmental studies, as defined by Wikipedia, "is the academic field which systematically studies human interaction with the environment. It is a broad interdisciplinary field of study that includes the natural environment, built environment, and the sets of relationships between them."

Environmental Studies/Sciences - What Can I Do with This Degree? pdf - lists the industry areas, employers, and strategies for using your degree.

Related Careers

Agricultural Scientist Environmental Educator Management Consultant
Agricultural Technician Environmental Engineer Meteorologist
Air Pollution Analyst Environmental Health Specialist Microbiologist
Air/Water Quality Manager Environmental Lawyer Natural Resource Specialist
Architect Environmental Lobbyist Occupational Safety Specialist
Biochemist Environmental Nurse Ocean Technician
Biologist Environmental Physician Oceanographer
Biomedical Engineer Environmental Planner Outdoor Trip Leader
Biotechnologist Environmental Scientist Park Ranger
Chemical Technician EPA Inspector Pharmacy Technician
Chemist EPA Statistician Photographer
City Planner Fisheriest Conservationist Project Manager
Civil Engineer Forest Ranger Public Health Veterinarian
Concervation Agent Forester Range Manager
Concervation Analyst Fund Raiser Resource Economist
Conservationist Geographer Seismologist
Consumer Safety Inspector Geologist Soil Conservation Technician
Earth Scientist Geophysicist Teacher
Ecologist Hazardous Waste Manager Urban/Regional Planner
Engineering Technician Hydrologist Water/Wastewater Plant Operator
Environmental Analyst Industrial Hygienist Wildlife Manager
Environmental Consultant Journalist/Author Zoologist

Related Skills

Analyze Data Apply Concepts
Apply Knowledge Creatively Apply Logic to Problems
Assess Risks Attention to Detail
Computer Literacy Define Problems
Evaluate Data & Results Gather Information
Inform & Explain Organize & Report Data
Percieve Patterns & Structures Precision & Accuracy
Sumarize Reserach Findings Technical Writing
Use Laboratory Equipment Utilizing Formulas
Written & Oral Reporting  

Job & Internship Search Links

USAJobs.gov - check out the Students and Recent Grads section and the Federal Jobs by College Major for a listing of job titles related to your major.

Alaskan Observers  (recruits biologists year-round to work as Domestic Groundfish Observers in Alaska. Also recruit biologists to work as observers in Washington, California, and Oregon. In the business of helping the government obtain the data necessary to achieve a sound management plan for the protection and benefit of future fisheries resources in the Bering Sea, North Pacific, and on the West Coast. 

Conservation Job Board - a natural resource career website that lists the latest jobs in forestry, wildlife, fisheries, ecology and other fields related to natural resources.

American Fisheries Society - lists professional positions nationwide.

Cool Works - lists jobs in national parks, state parks, resorts, and amusement parks.

Cyber-Sierra - lists corporate, non-profit, and governmental jobs in the conservation and environmental fields. 

Environmental Jobs and Careers - lists professional positions in the environmental field.

GIS Jobs Clearinghouse - offers professional resources and job listings in geographic information systems.

National Registry of Environmental Professionals - provides resources, jobs, and links for environmental professionals.

Student Conservation Association - Seasonal work & internship opportunities are offered in all 50 states.

USDA Forest Service - provides resources, jobs, and information about careers in the Forest Service.

Great Green Careers

Pollution Online

United States Environmental Protection Agency

Eco Jobs


Ecological Society of America

Environmental Jobs by State

Environmental Career Opportunities

Green Collar Blog

Sierra Club

Cherokee Nation Government Solutions

EHS Careers


Sustainable Business

Natural Resources Job Search

Water Jobs

Water Environment Federation Job Bank

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

WWF Job Opportunities in Conservation

Conservaiton Job Board

Environmental Careers Organization

Environmental Organization Web Directory & Employment

Environmental Jobs and Careers

Environmental Career Opportunities - Ecojobs 

Environmental Careers Organization

Society of American Foresters

Global Association of Online Foresters

Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook -  the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

Explore Careers in Earth & Physical Sciences

Environmental Programs Provides information for people pursuing careers in Environmental Studies and where that degree can lead you

Environmental Career Center

Environmental Consulting Career Advice - interviews with professionals in the environmental consulting industry who share about their career paths, classes to take and entry-level positions

Outdoor Action


The Environment Dictionary

Enviro Education

Riley Guide

Professional Association Links

Air and Waste Management Association Learn about the A&MWA and what their goals are as well as their career opportunities

Student Conservation Association

Society of Wetland Scientists

United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Society for Conservation Biology

American Water Works Association

Local Government Environmental Assistance Netowrk


Ecological Society of America

National Environmental Health Agency

National Association of Environmental Professionals

North American Association for Environmental Educators

Miscellaneous Links

Environmental News Network

About.com Environmetal Issues

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