Career Opportunities and Transfer Information in Environmental Studies

Career Opportunities in Environmental Studies

Employment Outlook

Careers in biological consultant, ecosystem and habitat restoration, environmental field or lab technician, environmental health scientist, and environmental manager, natural resources, land use planning, business, energy, waste management, pollution control, law, and environmental administration all require knowledge of environmental issues and the functioning of ecosystems.

  • Environmental Analyst
  • Pollution Analyst
  • Environmental Planner
  • Naturalist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Energy Conservation Specialist
  • Environmental Journalist
  • Environmental Health Specialist
  • Lobbyist
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Economist
  • Recycling Coordinator
  • Hazardous Materials Specialist
  • Legislative Researcher
  • Water Quality Technician
  • Transportation Planner
  • Waste Management Specialist
  • Conservation Analyst
  • Environmental Investigator
  • Environmental Interpreter
  • Environmental Resource Planner
  • Park Ranger
  • Permitting Officer
  • Ranger
  • Habitat Assessment Specialist
  • Environmental Compliance Officer
  • Legislative Aide
  • Energy Manager
  • Game Warden
  • Wildlife Manager
  • Hazardous Waste Specialist
  • Pollution Prevention Specialist
  • Compliance Program Manager
  • Community Education Officer
  • Environmental Health and Safety Officer
  • Mosquito Control Technician
  • Public Works Program Manager
  • Water Conservation Manager
  • Environmental Impact and Review Assessment
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Environmental Policy Analyst

Please refer to the following links for employment outlook and labor market information:

Please visit the Counseling Department and Career Services for information.

Transfer Information for Environmental Studies Majors

The following California State University and University of California offer majors in Environmental Studies and/or related fields. The campuses that offer the major are identified next to each major name. Select a campus abbreviation next to a major to get more information about that major through the ASSIST online student transfer information system.

  • Environmental Studies (BA) (CSUEB)
  • Environmental Science (BS) (CSUEB)
  • Environmental Studies (BS) (SJSU)
  • Environmental Studies - Concentration in Energy (BS) (SJSU)
  • Environmental Studies - Concentration in Environmental Impact Assessment (BS) (SJSU)
  • Environmental Studies (BA) (SJSU)
  • Environmental Studies Preparation for Teaching (BA) (SJSU)
  • Environmental Science (BS) (UCB)
  • Environmental Studies (BA) (SFSU)
  • Environmental Studies (BS) (SFSU)

Go to to explore information about majors and courses. Please visit the Counseling Department and Transfer Center for assistance with transfer information, degrees, applications and more.

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