Careers & Internships

A degree in Environmental Sciences from UW-Madison can help prepare you for exciting careers of great diversity, including:

    environmental modeling, agricultural scientist, botanist, ecologist, forest ranger, oceanographer, agricultural technician, engineering technician, forester, air and water quality manager, environmental analyst, park ranger, air pollution analyst, environmental consultant, environmental educator, geologist, project manager, environmental engineer, geophysicist, biologist, hazardous waste manager, hydrologist, environmental lawyer, chemical technician, soil conservation technician, chemist, management consultant, teacher, meteorologist, urban and regional planner, civil engineer, environmental planner, microbiologist/wastewater plant operator, natural resource specialist, wildlife manager, conservationist, zoologist.

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Student Experiences

  • Brian Brito – Participant, National Center for Atmospheric Research Undergraduate Leadership Workshop in Boulder, Colorado

What is the job outlook for Environmental Sciences majors?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of environmental scientists and specialists is projected to grow 11 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. For more information about the job outlook including salary information, please click here.

On Campus Career Resources

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