The ENVS program prepares students for graduate study and careers in environmentally related fields. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for environmental scientists and specialists are expected to increase faster than the national average (11% versus 7%) between 2014 and 2024. There is an increasing need for well trained environmental problem solvers in the government, non-profit, and private sectors.
Examples of employment opportunities for graduates of the program include:
- Government regulatory bodies such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state environmental agencies
- Policy-related positions, including advocacy, lobbying, and education
- Jobs with a wide range of local, national, and international nongovernmental organizations such as the Nature Conservancy and the Rainforest Alliance
- Private sector positions with environmental consulting firms, industries requiring environmental compliance, and environmentally minded companies
Graduate study allows for further specialization in a particular field and additional job and advancement opportunities. One such option for GECS majors is accelerated entrance into JHU’s MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy.