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Study the human dimensions in managing natural resources

Prepare for a career in environmental advocacy and consulting with city, county, and state governments or private firms.

Environmental Planning & Management Major

Concentrate your studies on the effects of humans on the environment and develop skills in planning and management of the environment.

What Will I Learn?

The major emphasizes human dimensions in managing natural resources as well as technical skills in mapping science and geographic information systems (GIS). You will work on a regional scale and graduates are often employed with city, county, and state governments or consulting firms.

What Are My Career Opportunities?

Many graduates are employed by environmental consulting firms and work with both government and industry in the areas of environmental regulation and compliance. Still others work with environmental advocacy groups to conserve and protect our natural environment.

Students majoring in environmental science have a wide variety of career choices ranging from:

  • Environmental biology
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Environmental geology
  • Environmental planning
  • Environmental policy and management, and more...

Or, choose to go to graduate school:

Many of our alumni have entered graduate school to receive advanced training as:

  • Environmental engineers/land use planners
  • Environmental lawyers
  • Ecologists
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