Major & Minor RequirementsIn addition to course work, the Sustainability and Environmental Policy program encourages experiential learning, in the form of internships, volunteerism, faculty-led experiences or study-abroad at the Umbra Institute’s Food, Sustainability and Environmental Studies Program.
Research & Experiential LearningExperiential learning is emphasized throughout this program and offered in regional, national, and international settings. These opportunities include study abroad, faculty-led international courses, and field research in environmental biology, chemistry, or engineering. Others are made available through university partnerships and special programs, and include participation in an environmental policy fellowship in Washington, D.C., and work with local nonprofits or governmental agencies. These experiences can also be completed as part of your capstone project.
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Explore Your Future
If you are passionate about sustainability you may find directly related options including working as a sustainability consultant or environmental policy analyst for a federal agency, or as a sustainability manager for a city, nonprofit or corporation. Check out our “What Can I Do With This Major?” tool to explore some specific job titles and functions.
Graduates often pursue opportunities directly in environmental roles. However, environmental/sustainability-related roles can often be found in federal, state and local environmental agencies, political action groups, NGOs, nonprofits, corporations, and research organizations. Explore all our career communities to see all the possibilities and get started.