School of Environmental Studies

What Can You Do With A Degree in Environmental Studies?

The sky's the limit! There are many different areas that Environmental Studies majors go into after they graduate from Tennessee Tech University. Here are a few examples:

  • Environmental Remediation and Compliance:
    • Remediation, Auditing, Air and Water Pollution.

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  •  Air or Water Quality Management:
    • Laboratory Analysis, Watershed Management, Stream Restoration, Sustainable Infrastructure, Permitting.

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  •  Conservation Planning:
    • Natural Resource Planning, Transportation Planning, Recreation Management, Building/Zoning, Park Management.

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  • Environmental Education and Communication:
    • Teaching, Technical Writing, Editing for Publishers, Public Relations, Nature Photography,  Journalism.

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  • Environmental Law:
    • Political Action, Lobbying, Science Policy, Regulatory Affairs, Patent Law, Environmental Law, Non-profit, Mediation.

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  • Waste Management:
    • Risk Assessment, Quality Control, Recycling, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Hygiene,  Public and Environmental Health.

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Prospective Employers Pertaining to Environmental Studies

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