The study of environmental issues draws upon many disciplines and trains people for careers in environmental science, land management, and park management. Great challenges and rewards are ahead for those of you who desire to study and work to improve the quality of life and the Earth.

Opportunities in the environmental field are very diverse, though competition for some careers may be intense. Currently, graduates from NREM work in the following careers as well as moving on to graduate programs: 

  • Municipal Water-Quality Control
  • Environmental Planning
  • Soil Conservation
  • Recreation Management
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Environmental Health, Industrial Water Treatment
  • Air Pollution Control
  • Land Reclamation
  • Environmental Interpretation
  • Environmental Education
  • Wilderness Management

Employment opportunities will continue to increase as awareness of the need for resource management grows throughout the United States and the world. Alumni and friends of the department send us announcements pertaining to job and internship postings which are available to our students.

High School Preparation
If you are considering a professional career in environmental management, you should plan your high school background to include physical and social sciences. Since the university will build on this foundation, you will be studying social, economic, political disciplines along with a strong emphasis on physical and biological science.