Please visit the Department of Environmental Sciences for more information about this major/concentration at the University of Virginia.
Concentrations: Environmental & Biological Conservation
Field of Study: The study of ecology, geosciences, hydrology, and atmospheric sciences.
Post-Graduate Occupations of past Environmental Sciences Majors
- Geotechnical Engineers
- Environmental Scientists
- National Association of Environmental Professionals
- Society of Women Environmental Professionals
- Ecological Society of America
- Sierra Club
- American Geosciences Institute
- National Environmental Education Foundation
- National Environmental Health Association
- Crop Science Society of America
- Soil Science Society of America
- The Coastal Society
- Society for Conservation Biology
- Association for Environmental Education
- The Student Conservation Association
Build Your Resume
Don't forget to pursue opportunities outside of your schoolwork. Your major is one of many lenses you might use to look at possible careers. Explore UVA Career Center resources on internships, externships, part-time jobs, and extracurricular activities. Actively participating in these experiences can help clarify current goals and future interests, while building skills that employers want. Below are some ideas on how you can enhance your resume:
- Consider graduate school for greater specialization and more opportunities in the field.
- Maintain a high GPA, particularly in the sciences, and secure strong recommendations from faculty.
- Gain experience through relevant internships or volunteer positions.
- Develop strong research and laboratory skills by assisting faculty on research projects and/or taking courses with laboratory components.
- Get involved in environmental student and professional organizations. Show engagement by taking on leadership positions.
- Join community environmental organizations.
- Stay up-to-date on current industry trends and environmental legislation.