University of Vermont

CAS Environmental Studies Major

Environmental Studies

Alumni with a degree in Environmental Studies 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 Studies.

Job Title

Career Industry

Technical Sales Representative Alternative Energy
Quality Testing & Control Tech Manufacturing
Marketing Representative Sales and Marketing
Environmental Consultant Scientific Research and Development
Attorney Law
Landscaper Horticulture
LEED Engineer Engineering
Marketing Representative Sales and Marketing
Faculty Higher Education
Research Assistant Non-Profit Work
Wilderness Ranger Parks and Recreation
Senior Budget Examiner Finance
Fish Biologist Fishery
Veterinary Tech Veterinary Medicine
Grant Development Fundraising
Program Manager Environmental Education
Environmental Planner Environmental Consulting
Systems Specialist International Development
Manager Urban Planning

Recent Employers

Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife Shelburne Farms, Inc.
Fairbanks Entertainment Broadleaf Landscape Architectures
Vermont Youth Conservation Corps Honeywell Corporation
Walloomsac Farmers Market Niagara’s Finest Inns
US Environmental Protection Agency SPRIG Consulting
Whole Foods People’s United Bank
McGraw-Hill Starbucks Coffee Company

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 Studies

Critical Thinking Skills

Leadership and Administration Skills

Communication Skills

Applying logic to define and solve problems
Ability to recognize and interpret patterns and structures

Attention to details and adherence to deadlines

Report complex ideas clearly and persuasively both orally and in writing
Inform and explain problems and recommendations

Research and Investigation Skills

Design and Planning Skills

Information Management Skills

Proficient in both laboratory and computer technology
Gather pertinent information
Evaluate, analyze and interpret data

Assess risks and benefits
Develop creative and effective alternatives

Organize and summarize data received and collected Completion of a senior capstone project or thesis

Interpersonal Skills

Skills and Assessing Values

Specialized Skills

Work in teams to investigate and solve problems
Brainstorm possible solutions with colleagues

Extract and summarize most important information

Experience surveying environmental conditions and collecting data in the field

To learn more about majoring in Environmental Studies at UVM go to: http://www.uvm.edu/envprog/

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