Career Center


Environmental Science Majors


What are you going to do with your major?

Remember, a liberal arts degree opens a vast array of career choices and opportunities. Your degree has prepared you to approach problems analytically, think critically about ideas, research, organize your thoughts, and write about your findings. Your only limitation is thinking that you are only qualified for the traditional jobs in a selected major.

“Environments are not just containers, but are processes that change the content totally.”
– Marshall McLuhan

The following books are available in the Career Center Resource Library (Seegers Union, lower level). The locations of these books are next to the title with the section number:

  • Careers in The Environment – Mike Fasulo and Paul WalkerESHT
  • Careers for Scientific Types and Others with Inquiring Minds-  Jan Goldberg  ESHT
  • The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century-  ECO  ESHT
  • Great Jobs for Environmental Studies Majors- Julie DeGalan & Byron Middlekauff  ESHT
  • The Ecology Action Guide- Graham C. Hickman & Susan M. Hickman  ESHT
  • Opportunities in Forestry Careers- Christopher M. Wille  ESHT
  • Careers for Plant Lovers & Other Green Thumb Types- Blythe Camenson  ESHT
  • Careers with Animals- Ellen Shenk  ESHT
  • Working with Wildlife- Thane Maynard  ESHT
  • Careers for Animal Lovers and Other Zoological Types- Louise Miller  ESHT
  • The Eco Guide to Careers that Make a Difference   ESHT
  • Green Careers Journal- Monthly Publication Current Periodicals
  • Make Contact- SCA Conservation Internships  INTERN
  • Get Real: SCA Internships  INTERN
  • The Big Green Internship Book  INTERN
Other Career Center resources:
  • This Handout available on the Career Center website or in the Career Center Resource Library.
  • What Can I Do With this Major? Additional Information and Links are available at:
  • Muhlenberg Career Network, a database accessible from the career library computer that provides contact information for Muhlenberg alumni who have volunteered to help students with their career goals.
Examples of Jobs Held by Environmental Science Majors:
  • Director of Conservation Science- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
  • Environmental Scientist- Langan Engineering & Environmental Sciences
  • Water Pollution Biologist- Department of Environmental Resources
  • Secretary/ Treasurer- Crop Management Strategies, Inc.
  • Lab Tech- Center for Conservation Research and Technology
  • Director of Research- Clean Production ActionFilm

Graduate Programs:
  • Career Center:
        Peterson’s Graduate Programs in the Biological Sciences (GRAD 15)
    Peterson’s Graduate Programs in Biology (GRAD 39)

Faculty Resources

  Faculty members of the Muhlenberg Environmental Studies program are excellent resources to find out professions in the Environmental Sciences field and other careers pursued by Environmental Studies majors. In addition, advisors are willing to explore graduate school opportunities and options.
National Associations:
Environmental Science Related Websites:
  Environmental Career Opportunities
    Site includes job listings sorted by environmental fields and by regions of the United States. You may subscribe either online or by regular mail.
  Cyber-Sierra’s Natural Resources Job Search
    Offers jobs for various environmental fields in non-profit, consulting, government, and education
  Student Conservation Associations (SCA)
    Advertises volunteer positions and internships (paid/non-paid) with the SCA. Their internship program includes conservation internships, positions with AmeriCorps, and the internships with the Conservation Career Development Program.
  Careers, Internships, and Scholarships with the EPA
    Lists job openings and internships with the EPA. It also provides information on becoming an OnCampus ecoAmbassador.
    “Action Without Borders” Site offers a database of over 37,000 nonprofit and community organizations in 165 countries, thousands of volunteer opportunities, the ability for individuals to search and browse through job opportunities and volunteer work, and the ability for organizations to post job and volunteer opportunities for the individuals.
  Amazing Environmental Organization Web Directory
    Site refers to itself as the Earth’s Biggest Environment Search Engine.  You can research by topic area including energy, sustainable development, forestry, water resources, wildlife, pollution, arts and more.  There is also an employment section.
  Environmental Science Program: Careers
    Muhlenberg’s own site for Environmental Science Majors


The Career Center, Muhlenberg College
2400 W. Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18104-5586
Ph: (484) 664-3170    Fax: (484) 664-3533

Return to the Career Center homepage.

Last Revised March 25, 2008
Questions and comments? Send e-mail to