Environmental Studies

The environmental studies major has special characteristics that will make you a valuable addition to prospective employers:

  • Understanding of the biological/physical sciences, social sciences, political sciences, and economics.
  • Fluency in written, spoken, and computer communications.
  • Ability to apply knowledge to problems of the environment.
  • Desire to protect and heal the environment.
  • Practical experience acquired through internships and research.
  • Detail and analytical orientation.
Possible Career Paths

Although this major will prepare you for the following careers, advanced training/education may be required. Research careers/job titles that interest you to become aware of the requirements for this field:

Air Quality Engineer
Disaster Relief Specialist
Eco Tour Specialist
Environmental Educator
Environmental Impact Investigator
Environmental Protection Specialist
Environmental Lawyer
Environmental Lobbyist
Forensic Scientist
Health Inspector
Natural Resource Manager
Park Ranger
Public Health Inspector
Soil Scientist
Technical Writer
Waste Management Specialist

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For further information, please contact:

Center for Career and Professional Development
Nexus Building, Room 225
p – 516.877.3130

Students and Alumni: careercounselor@adelphi.edu
Employers: employerservices@adelphi.edu

Department of Environmental Studies
p – 516.877.4170

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