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Employment Opportunities After Graduation

Students completing graduate degrees in Environment and Society programs have begun careers in a number of different fields. Our graduates hold professional positions with local, state, national, and international agencies; in private consulting and environmental firms; in non-profit environmental, educational and development organizations; and as university faculty members.

For students completing the Master of Science degree, many of our Environment and Society graduates find work with non-profits, Cooperative Extension, universities or public agencies in jobs that involve education and outreach on environmental and sustainability issues. Recreation Resource Management alumni often find work with state or federal land management agencies. Geography alumni are working in spatial analysis positions with governments and private industry. Some have gone on for additional studies in PhD or law programs.

Students earning the PhD in Environment and Society are working in international development positions, as university faculty members, and in environmental consulting firms.