Green Growth = Job Growth

The environmental science major can be an important first step in any career. The movement toward a greener economy means an increase in environmentally related employment opportunities in government, non-profit organizations, consulting firms and industry.

Major corporations such as Procter & Gamble, Starbucks, Wal-Mart and Intel recognize the importance of becoming more sustainable and are increasingly dedicating resources to greening their operations at every level.

  • Procter & Gamble is pursuing a program that will reduce its carbon footprint 20% by 2020 (compared to 2010 rates).  As of 2014, they have reduced energy usage by 8% and total CO2 emissions by 11%.
  • Intel now leads the nation among EPA green power partners with the purchase of 13 billion kilowatt hours per year.
  • General Electric is following a new agenda called Ecoimagination, which revolutionizes the way the company produces products and energy.

But even for students who have a different career path in mind, the environmental science major offers the knowledge to become a good steward of the environment.

Green careers

New job opportunities are opening up every day as more and more major companies are recognizing the importance of becoming more sustainable. There are many potential career paths for environmental science majors ranging from engineering to education, law and policy to environmental research, environmental advocacy to international affairs. Visit the links below for more general information about green careers or check out our Green Jobs Resource for a variety of environmental internship and job posting sites.

Check out our Green Jobs Resource
We have links to sites that post a variety of environmental jobs and internships.  It is never to early to start thinking about summer positions!