Careers in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability

The Undergraduate program in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers by providing understanding of the complexity of social-ecological systems and how to meet environmental challenges. Students are grounded in ecological principles and comprehend the connections between natural resource and social systems. They integrate scientific information with human ethics and have the theoretical, methodological, technical and practical skills necessary to solve complex problems. Students learn to work collaboratively with diverse interest groups to facilitate policy and action toward a sustainable future and are environmental citizens, sustainability advocates, and leaders for constructive change.

Employment Areas Job Title Examples
  • Park and preservation management
  • Sustainability management
  • Land use
  • Natural resources management: land, soil, water, wildlife
  • Environmental education and outreach
  • Environmental advocacy and regulatory affairs
  • Environmental consulting
  • Biological or field technician
  • Environmental lab technician
  • QC Associate
  • Water conservation specialist
  • Conservation/environmental educator
  • Environmental or associate biologist
  • Fish and wildlife technician

*The representation is sourced from the federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The website links are provided as a guide and do not represent a complete picture of a chosen career field or geographic area. To garner a thorough understanding of an industry of choice, researching multiple sources and speaking with professionals in the field is recommended.

Median salary data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is the median for all employed in the field and not entry level salary.