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Environmental Science and Policy Department

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Graduate Success

Upon graduation, students are well-prepared to enter the job market and pursue opportunities in environmental science laboratories; state, county, and local governmental agencies; consulting firms; and environmental advocacy organizations. Students are also prepared and encouraged to pursue graduate studies in the sciences, natural resources management, environmental planning, and public policy. Entry to law schools with environmental law programs is another viable alternative.

The areas of waste cleanup, air and water quality monitoring, resource recovery, and regulatory compliance also offer good job prospects for graduates, and entry-level jobs can be found under a wide array of titles. Recent graduates of Marist are working in the following areas and capacities: soil conservation, laboratory manager, water quality monitoring, site assessment for an environmental consulting firm, environmental analyst, and geographic information systems technician. Examples of companies or organizations in which Marist alumni are currently working are: