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Career Paths

Be a Leader in Environmental Stewardship

An ever-expanding range of career choices is open to environmental science majors, from environmental policy to environmental management and protection.

Graduates find positions at institutions such as:

  • Local, state, and federal government agencies
  • Engineering firms
  • Manufacturing firms
  • Legal firms (environmental law)
  • Parks, reservations, and environmental centers
  • Utility companies and industries
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Waste and toxic disposal companies
  • Environmental restoration companies
  • Environmental consulting firms

Alumni Outcomes

The environmental science program graduated its first class in 1998. These graduates have achieved a variety of post-graduate positions, including:

  • Food Safety Farm Consultant, Indiana State Department of Health
  • District Conservation Project Manager, Porter County Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Environmental Educator, Indiana Dunes Education Center
  • Research Technician, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Environment, Safety, and Health Coordinator; Argonne National Laboratories
  • Native American Environmental Issues, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.
  • The Porter County Health Department, Porter County, Indiana

Many environmental science majors pursue advanced training in graduate or professional schools. Alumni have attended University College London, Indiana University, University of Waterloo, Ohio University, Western Michigan University, and other institutions.