Energy, Environment & Sustainability

Energy, Environment and Sustainability

This career path is focused on planning, managing, designing and providing scientific research and professional and technical services in relation to natural resources.

While many majors and minors can prepare you for this career path, we find that students studying certain subjects have a natural connection. Common majors and minors related to career in this area include:

  • Climate Change and Sustainability, Engineering (all majors), Environment and Society, Environmental Science, Geology, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Political Science

Use the Job Trends tool below to explore the tasks and skills connected to specific types of jobs related to this career path.

Career definition is adapted from the National Career Clusters® Framework.

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