An environmentalist spends their life working to make our environment a better place to live. They learn new tactics everyday on how to protect our environment and make sure it thrives the best it can. Environmentalists can be scientists, lobbyists or even educators, all working towards the same cause to protect and serve our environment.
Whichever path an environmentalist takes, they all serve our world in different, yet positive ways. Students who choose to study environmentalism can go into three different career paths:
Helping the environment starts with education. In order for our environment to thrive, everyone has to do their part. It is the job of these educators to teach students and adults how they can help the environment. Many graduates go on to become college professors, teaching students how to become environmentalists themselves, while others also volunteer to teach younger students how they can do their part to help the environment.
In this career, students will take the knowledge they learned and apply it towards further research. Environmental scientists work to find the best and latest ways to help our environment and work to correct the problems we already face. An environmental scientist needs a background in areas like biology, organic chemistry and environmental policy, all of which are taught within the courses at Everglades University.
If your interests sway towards political, an environmental lobbyist is a great career path. These individuals work to change laws and persuade legislators to make educated decisions concerning environmental issues. Lobbyists often work for, or on behalf of, an interest group or organization fighting for environmental rights, changes and tactics.
At Everglades University, we offer a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Management to all those interested in going into environmental studies. This program prepares students for entry-level positions in all realms of environmental policy and focuses on management skills and the knowledge needed to succeed on this path. Students will learn communication skills, critical thinking, sustainability and environment regulations and policies to ensure they graduate with well-rounded knowledge and a diverse skill set.
Courses included in this program are:
- Intro to Environmental Change
- Organization and Technology of Information Systems
- Principles of Supervision
- Intro to Sustainability
- Intro to Environmental Policy
- And more
If you are interested in a career in environmental studies, contact Everglades University by calling 888.854.8308 or visit our website to learn more.