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Careers in Environmental Studies

Preparation for a Changing Environment

Environmental studies is designed as a pre-professional degree that focuses on the human dimensions of environmental issues and prepares students for a wide variety of jobs in the public, non-profit and private sectors.

It also prepares students with the necessary background for graduate school in a variety of areas, especially for those who decide to pursue a master of science, master of professional studies or doctoral program in environmental studies at other SUNY institutions.

Graduates in the Environmental Studies program can go on to pursue careers in:

  • graduate study in variety of environmental programs;
  • community-based social and environmental coordinator;
  • work in environmentally themed non-profits and non-governmental organizations (NGOs);
  • environmental advocacy; and
  • public work in local, state, national, and global governing organizations.


For more information on careers for environmental studies majors, be sure to check out Kevin Doyle’s column at the Environmental Careers Organization. Doyle, and the ECO in general, highlights the most recent developments and trends in environmental careers.

SUNY Plattsburgh Career Development Center

Our Career Development Center provides services, resources, and programs designed to help students and alumni to better understand the career development process, and to enhance their professional preparation and employability.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about environmental studies at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Dr. Edwin Romanowicz, Director
Office: Hudson Hall 132
Phone: (518) 564-2028
Toll-Free Phone: (877) 554-1041
Fax: (518) 564-5267
Email: [email protected]