Your Success Story Is Waiting. An Earth and Environmental Sciences major prepares students for a variety of careers, both as scientists and also in other fields related to the Earth, its resources, and its future. In addition to an understanding of the Earth and its processes, an EES major builds essential, marketable skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, data analysis, navigating uncertainty, effective communication, and working with diverse stakeholders.
Earth and environmental scientists are in high demand in the following fields:
- Environmental consulting for the private sector
- Renewable energy and sustainability
- Natural resource exploration and extraction
- Environmental regulation
- Park/museum education and interpretation
- Government research and field science
- Environmental advocacy and supporting research
EES majors also use their scientific skills and knowledge as a foundation for careers in law, tech, business, policy, education, and medicine. For more on careers in Earth and environmental sciences, visit the American Geosciences Institute’s workforce webpage.
Where Are They Now?
Steve Braun ’10
Geologist, Exxon Mobile Corp.
Chuka Eko ’13
Construction Liaison, QA-QC Texas Rebuilds
Tim Watkins ’16
Software Engineer, Aquent
Ellen Bley ’17
Project Mgr., American Conservation Experience
Salt Lake City, UT
Brenna Garmon ’18
Geologist, Woodard & Curran
Ellie Scholtz ’19
Creative Content Mgr., The Nature Conservancy