Job Opportunities

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Increasing ecological pressures and growing interest in environmental preservation have opened up many job opportunities for environmental studies majors.

Environmental science-oriented jobs

  • Ecological restoration of prairies, forests, wetlands
  • Education, teaching, training
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Environmental remediation
  • Pollution prevention
  • Wildlife management

Policy and management-oriented jobs

  • Community planning and zoning
  • Communication and media
  • Education, teaching, and training
  • Law
  • Public policy analysis
  • Development and enforcement of regulations

Over the last few years, about one-quarter of Dordt environmental studies graduates have gone on to graduate school. Others have been employed with agencies such as

  • Nature Conservancy
  • Niagara Parks Commission
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • North Carolina Estuarium
  • World Renew
  • Illinois Natural History Survey
  • Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
  • Target Earth International
  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • County Conservation Boards

Our growing alumni network continues to expand graduates' access to employment and graduate study opportunities.