Degree Outcomes

  • Graduates are prepared for a variety of career opportunities that require a broad range of knowledge about environmental and sustainability issues.
  • Careers are available in environmental education, sustainability programs, recreation and tourism, environmental journalism, scientific research, environmental activism and lobbying, and government and public policy.
  • Employers include local, state, and federal agencies; business; and nonprofit organizations.

The Student Experience

  • Work with faculty from across campus to gather information about environmental problems from multiple disciplines, think critically about the causes of environmental problems, propose effective solutions, and communicate ideas clearly.
  • A flexible program that allows students to select courses related to their personal and career interests.
  • Research assistantships or opportunities to work closely with a professor on a research project.
  • Numerous pathways to a minor or major in other fields.
  • Opportunities to intern with organizations including the Greensboro Science Center, National Park Service, Piedmont Land Conservancy, UNCG Sustainability Office, and more.
  • A student organization, UNCGreen, dedicated to making UNCG more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
  • Support to participate in the Lloyd International Honors College and short- or long-term study abroad.

Accreditations & Affiliations

  • Association for Environmental Studies & Sciences
  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
  • Council of Environmental Deans & Directors
  • National Council for Science and the Environment

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