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Department of Environmental Studies University of Illinois Springfield

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What You Can Do With This Degree

water liliesEnvironmental Studies graduates work as environmental planners, environmental policy analysts, resource management specialists, land use and urban planners, environmental protection specialists, and GIS specialists. Exciting new opportunities are developing in the areas of energy coservation, green development, and sustainability management. Graduates work for industry; federal, state, county and municipal governments; not-for-profit agencies, and academia. These are a few of many options available to graduates.

Employers include the Illinois and U.S. Environmental Protection Agencies, the Nature Conservancy, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the World Health Organization, the Illinois Department of Transportation, and the US Army Corp of Engineers.

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