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Environment/Natural Resources/Conservation

This interest field is for students who are interested in the environment and natural resources, such as our air, land, water, wildlife and woods.  Students choose careers in field biology, education, environmental engineering, environmental science, recreation, non-profits, governmental agencies, policy groups, or as consultants.

Related Majors at MSU

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources: Biosystems Engineering, Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education, Crop and Soil Sciences, Environmental Economics and Management, Environmental Studies and Sustainability, Fisheries & Wildlife, Forestry, Sustainable Parks Recreation & Tourism

College of Engineering: Biosystems Engineering, Environmental Engineering

James Madison College: Comparative Cultures and Politics, International Relations, Political Theory and Constituational Democracy, Social Relations and Policy

College of Natural Science: Biochemistry, Biological Science, Chemistry, Environmental Biology, Earth Science, Environmental Biology/Microbiology, Environmental Biology/Zoology, Geological Sciences, Microbiology, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Natural Science, Plant Biology, Zoology

College of Social Science: Geography

Students from a broad range of majors (from colleges such as Arts & Letters) often develop key skills through coursework and experience that prepares them for careers in this field.

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Sample of employers who often recruit MSU students for internships and full-time positions

  • Davey Tree
  • Federal Government- National Insitutes of Health (NIH)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Pheasants Forever
  • State of Michigan - Department of Environmental Quality
  • State of Michigan- Department of Natural Resources
  • Student Conservation Association
  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services
  • United States Fish and Wildlife Services
  • USDA Forest Service
  • Wyoming – Department of Fish and Game

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