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Careers

Graduates of the Environmental Studies program go on to a wide assortment of careers. Many, but not all, fit into one of the four “career paths” listed below. Finding the right career path can be a long, and sometimes even life-long, endeavor. When students consider potential career paths, it is important not only to consider areas of intellectual interest, but also the work environments and levels of interpersonal, technical, and manual work that are typically required by each path.

Click on a career path for information about the kinds of people that do well in it, the types of positions it includes, and profiles of some Luther graduates who are currently employed in the path.

For more information about the four career paths, consult the book Great Jobs for Environmental Studies Majors, which can be found in the Environmental Studies office suite as well as the Career Center. Conversations with faculty can also provide important insights on finding an appropriate career path.