We agree with the Ecological Society of America (ESA), which cites these career skills and goals as the important ones for those thinking about opportunities in environmentalism:
- Conduct research outdoors and in the laboratory by asking both theoretical and practical questions that can be investigated using scientific techniques.
- Teach students and the general public at universities or colleges as well as at high schools, museums, and nature centers.
- Apply ecological knowledge to solve environmental problems by investigating ecological issues, interacting with affected communities, writing environmental impact statements, and designing sustainable practices.
- Help manage natural resources by monitoring, managing or restoring populations and ecosystems.
- Advise students and local, state and federal policy makers by recommending course work and research, working on committees, and providing the best available scientific information to politicians.
- Communicate with co-workers, students, and the public by writing articles and research papers, giving lectures and presentations, participating in discussions, and conducting outreach in their local communities.
In other words, a liberal arts education is the perfect preparation for a career in any environmental field. St. Lawrence has one of the oldest and most respected environmental studies majors in the nation, but that's only one way to achieve your goals.
Our graduates agree; they've taken many paths to their dream jobs.
Let us introduce just some of our graduates who are successful professionals in environmental fields thanks to their St. Lawrence educations.