University of Vermont

CAS Environmental Sciences Major

Environmental Sciences

Alumni with a degree in Environmental Sciences pursue a wide variety of careers, both directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in Environmental Sciences.


Job Title

Career Industry

Events Staff Recreation Management
Muralist Visual Arts
Contractor Construction
Public Health Chemist State Government
Orthopedic Physical Therapist Physical & Occupational Therapy
Environmental Technician Environmental Education
Chemist Scientific Research & Development
Earth Science Consultant Environmental Consulting
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Higher Education
Mentor Coordinator Higher Education
Environmental Analyst State Government
Research Associate Scientific Research & Development
Environmental Scientist Private Industry
Executive Assistant State Government
Office Manager/Finance Environmental Non-Profit
Analyst Environmental Science
Instructor Secondary Education
Postdoctoral Fellowship Medical Research
Local Government Sustainability Coordinator
Internet Librarian Library Science
VP Investment Banking Banking
Associate on-Profit Administration


Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in Environmental Science

Critical Thinking Skills

Leadership and Administration Skills

Communication Skills

Identify patterns and apply to future projections
Apply logical thinking to solve complex problems

Risk assessment
Use information to forecast effects

Write in a clear and concise manner to translate complex ideas into easily understood structures

Research and Investigation Skills

Design and Planning Skills

Information Management Skills

Summarize findings resulting from observed and collected data
Use laboratory equipment to gather and interpret information

Precisely and accurately measure data to develop solution strategies
Designing research projects
Developing restoration plans

Use formulas to predict outcomes
Organize data into reports and statements

Interpersonal Skills

Skills and Assessing Values

Specialized Skills

Work in groups to solve problems and create hypotheses
Inform and explain

Attention to details
Understanding and valuing environmental resources

Gain knowledge and experience working with and in different environments


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