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The Environmental Studies Program provides a broad-based course of study. Each concentration is intended to prepare students to be well versed in both policy and science issues as related to the environment and to be able to pursue graduate study or entry-level work in fields such as environmental management, environmental history, enviromental law, education, natural resource management, land-use planning, urban/rural planning, technology and policy, and environmental and public policy.
Environmental Studies graduates are employed by federal and state agencies, private and public organizations, and consulting firms. The Environmental Studies Programs provides students with the necessary background to continue on to graduate school, and approximately 70% of Colby graduates eventually undertake graduate study. Many graduates go directly into consulting firms, non-profit activist organizations, government agencies, or research institutions.
Selected Jobs of Recent Environmental Studies Program Graduates
Hiking along the continental divide starting on
the Mexico/New Mexico border, and anticipating
graduate study within three years.
Grassroots organizer working on various campaigns across the country.
Working for the Department of Environmental Protection in Augusta in the Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management doing a variety of projects in the office and providing assistance in the field
Working for the World Resources Institute in Washington DC
Peace Corps in sub-Saharan Africa doing environmental work
Working with a US-based institution called Interalianza
in Guatemala that is focused on reforestation with a long-term goal of
sustainable agriculture, natural medicine and appropriate technology.
Attending American University-Washington College of Law