Environmental Sciences - Career Pathways

Environmental Sciences

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What is Environmental Science?

Environmental Sciences, housed in Fredonia’s Chemistry and Biochemistry department, integrates the strengths of programs in Biology, Chemistry, and Geosciences to understand the Earth ecosystem as a whole. Students learn about the impact humans have on the environment and work to understand and change it.

Academic Programs

What Can I Do with an Environmental Sciences Degree?

A degree in Environmental Sciences prepares students to identify and address current environmental challenges. Possible careers include resource management, conservation science, wildlife management, and environmental and community planning. The Environmental Studies minor, open to all students, aids anyone thinking about environmentally focused careers in the advocacy and public policy, communication, economics, history, journalism, law, or writing.

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Career Outlooks

To explore specific job outlooks, use MyNextMove, the Occupational Outlook Handbook, and MyPlan. Each offers unique insight about the personalities, skills, knowledge, technology, abilities, and educational requirements compatible with a job.

For a more personal approach, use resources like Candid Careers and Glassdoor. Candid Careers hosts thousands of interviews with industry professionals. Glassdoor provides numerous employee reviews from various companies. Both provide great insight into the industry and daily life of a particular career.

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Sample Job Titles

Aquatic/Fishery Researcher
Biostatician
Community Planner
Community Relations Manager
Conservation Scientist
Conservation Worker
Ecologist
Environmental Consultant
Environmental Lawyer
Food Scientist
Grassroots Coordinator
Lobbyist
Park Ranger
Public Health Educator
Science Librarian
Technical Writer
Toxicologist
Water Quality Specialist

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Internships and Applied Learning Opportunities  Use FREDNetwork to find professional jobs, internships, student employment and summer job opportunities

Internships foster hands-on learning and skill building. They also help students make connections and network with potential employers. 

You can use FREDNetwork, the CDO’s job and internship database, to find internship (and employment) opportunities! Schedule an appointment with a CDO career counselor for more information and advice.

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Networking

Major-specific activities and student organizations and clubs provide venues to make connections and build strong networks. Depending on personal interests and career goals, students may join clubs such as the Sierra Club and the Student Association’s Environmental Relations Committee.

Networks continue to grow through digital groups, like ones on LinkedIn and FREDConnect. The CDO’s professional mentoring program, Fredonia Career Connection, is also a great place to find a mentor!

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Professional Associations

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Get Connected

Stay up to date on Environmental Sciences news and events through the program's webpage.

What’s Next?

Not sure about your future? Schedule an appointment
The CDO is here to help you explore opportunities!
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Career Development Office

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State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
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