Careers, Environmental Studies | Earlham College



The Environmental Studies program begins working with and preparing students for life after college beginning with the first introductory course in the major, which includes a preliminary investigation of possible environmental career paths. In their Sophomore or Junior year, Environmental Studies majors also complete a "Field Experience" which involves a professional internship placement in an organization, agency, or program related to their environmental interests. Program faculty work closely with the Center for Integrated Learning to connect students in the major with opportunities for career development and hands-on work experience.

As a result, Earlham graduates in environmental studies have a wide choice of possible career paths. Common recent employment sectors for our graduates include:

  • Environmental Law
  • Public Policy 
  • Urban Planning 
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Advocacy and Non-Profit Administration
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Public and Environmental Health
  • Agricultural Production
  • Environmental Consulting
  • Sustainability

For more information about what you could do with a major in Environmental Studies, visit the What Can I Do With This Major? resource or set up an appointment with a Career Adviser.

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