As the world becomes more connected through technology, the demands on technology intensify and become more complex. Information is more accessible than ever, but how can we verify its reliability? What kind of environmental footprints are we leaving behind for the future generations and what can we do to minimize or curve the damage? Working in this field might help answer some of those questions.

Environmental Sustainability & Education

Potential Career Paths

New employment opportunities in this field are being introduced every day. An increasingly important field of work, this field offers professional opportunities as education and awareness campaign managers, communications directors, environmental research coordinators, and sustainability consultants. Environmental management, policy research and analysis, sustainability coordination, politics and political organizing, environmental law, public education, communications and journalism, and green entrepreneurship are all fields where environmental studies graduates are working.

Suggested Majors

Environment and Society is offered as a double major. That means you will pair it with whatever other field you are passionate about. Because we exist within the environment, every field of study connects with it. Economics, History, International Relations, Communications and Public Policy, Journalism, Political Science, Native Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Science and Technology Studies, Philosophy, Human Rights, Great Books, Religious Studies, English Literature and Fine Arts, can all complement an ENVS Major.


To pursue a career in environmental sustainability and education, an individual will need to develop superior skills in research, critical thinking, creative problem solving, debate, and communication. The ability to see things from multiple perspectives and to articulate complex, often scientific conceptions in clear, simple language are critical skills in sustainability professions.

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