Careers in Environmental Studies

What can I do with this major?

Sample job titles of CSB/SJU Environmental Studies alums:

Research Scientist Environmental Planner Air Quality/Noise Analyst
Seasonal Nature Specialist Marine Educator Forester
Hazardous Waste Specialist Environmental Educator Forest Technician
Public Health Educator Horticulturist Park Naturalist
Environmental Protection Officer Agronomist Safety Inspector
Water Pollution Control Specialist Environmental Consultant Land Management

Student Spotlights:

  • Ben Carlson '13 (Environmental Studies), Nature Conservancy, MN
  • Nathan Geislinger '14 (Environmental Studies), Dept. of Natural Resources, Sauk Rapids, MN
  • Maddy Longley '16 (Environmental Studies), Communication Manager, Bakers' Acres, CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Farm in Avon, MN
  • Jessey-Ariel Niyongabo '12 (Environmental Studies & Economics), Environment & Natural Resources Intern, MN
  • Jake Pekarna '15 (Environmental Studies), Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District, MN
  • Madi Sundlof '15 (Environmental Studies), Green Team Intern, Kraus-Anderson Construction and Co. and USGBC

Alum Spotlights:

  • Brandon Baker (Environmental Studies & Biology), Interpretive Naturalist, Eastman Nature Center
  • Sarah Calhoun '14 (Environmental Studies), Project Management Consultant, The Boom Lab, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Tom Connelly '08 (Environmental Studies), Climbing Guide/Office Coordinator, Summit Experience, Beijing, China
  • Jenny (Stephenson) Dixon '04 (Biology & Environmental Studies), Environmental Protection Specialist, US EPA
  • Jason Hoffmann '08 (Biology & Environmental Studies), Estimator/Project Manager, Quam Construction Co. 
  • Maddy Longley '16 (Environmental Studies), Project Construction Coordinator, Blattner Energy, TX 
  • Madeline Norgaard '15 (Environmental Studies), Business Development Engineer, Mortenson, Minneapolis, MN
  • Molly Roske '08 (Environmental Studies), Executive Director, Fundacion Cordillera Tropical, Ecuador

To explore more of what CSB/SJU alums are doing with this major, visit the XPD Resource Centers and check out the Alum Career Network database. 

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