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Emory’s Department of Environmental Sciences offers students an interdisciplinary approach to establish a broad skill base upon which to launch a career. Students are encouraged to engage in research and internships as part of their undergraduate experience to support the significant learning that happens when applying skills learned in class to an experience beyond the classroom.

Students who graduate with a degree in Environmental Sciences from Emory have wide-ranging career possibilities. Graduates are qualified to work in multiple sectors of the economy (governmental, inter-governmental, non-profit, and private industry). We encourage you to visit the Career Center's Environment & Sustainability (Green) Cluster page to further explore the breadth of a degree in Environmental Sciences.

The opportunity to engage in scholarship across many environmental disciplines provides students a spring-board to enter careers in a variety of settings. Students may seek employment in jobs related to conservation, ecology, atmospheric sciences, environmental economics, disease ecology, urban ecology, geology, sustainability, environmental policy, law and medicine  – these being only the start of a long list of potential career areas.

INTERNSHIPS and RESEARCH EXPERIENCES FOR UNDERGRADUATES (REU’s)

Since the field of environmental science is broad, we strongly encourage students to pursue experiences beyond the classroom.  Internships and REU’s are two great ways to take learning outside of the classroom and serve to fundamentally enhance the Emory experience.

For students who elect an internship, support is available on campus through the Emory Career Center.

Paul Bredderman, Associate Director in the Career Center, is available to assist students in finding internships and also supports students as they begin searching for jobs in preparation for a student’s post-Emory career.

DISCOVERING CAREERS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

With opportunities so broad, we encourage current and prospective students to explore the many career resources available to those who are planning a career related to environmental science.  Some of the resources that we have found most helpful are listed below – this list is meant as a supplement to conversations that happen with faculty advisors and other ENVS faculty and staff.