EXPLORING RUTGERS MAJORS

 


Career Opportunities for Majors in Environmental Policy, Institutions & Behavior


Introduction

The major in Environmental Policy, Institutions and Behavior examines the human dimensions of environmental problems. It addresses such issues as how human actions affect the environment; how societies adapt to changes in natural resource availability; and how individuals, nations, and international agencies respond to environmental hazards. Courses deal with local, regional, and national differences in the use of resources; with social and environmental aspects of health and illness; with alternative strategies for environmental management; with the ethical, moral, and legal dimensions of environmental and resource issues; and with the roles of governmental and non-governmental agencies in environmental affairs.

Students are exposed to a multidisciplinary view of the environment and draw upon concepts from a variety of fields, including anthropology, ecology, economics, geography, sociology, political science, and psychology.

The objectives of the curriculum are to teach basic concepts and methods from the social, biological, and physical sciences as they relate to the interactions among people and the environment; to train students in the techniques of empirical research; to provide opportunities for experiences in "real world" situations; to guide students in acquiring practical skills such as environmental assessment, professional writing, data analysis, and demographic analysis; and to broaden students' knowledge regarding environmental problems and how people cope with them.

While many graduates work in a related field, others choose different directions. Many careers do not require a specific major, but rather a wide range of skills and accomplishments. Regardless of your career choices, increase your marketability to employers through internships, responsible work experience, good grades and involvement in college activities.


A Sample Of Related Occupations

Agricultural Broker Environmental Policy Analyst Investigator, Dept. of Agriculture
Agricultural Chemical Sales Rep. Environmental Researcher Landscaping Consultant
Agricultural Consultant Environmental Specialist Loan Specialist
Agricultural Economist Farm Appraiser Market Analyst
Envir. Communications Expert Farm Credit Manager Plant Sanitation Manager
Environmental Consultant Farm Machinery Dealer Production Superintendent
Environmental Lawyer Farm Realtor Purchasing Agent
Environmental Legislative Liaison Feed Dealer Quality Control Specialist
Environmental Manager Feed Lot Manager Sales Representative
Environmental Planner Insurance Claims Adjuster Securities Salesperson

Types of Employers

Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Agricultural Organizations Environmental Consulting Firms Insurance Companies
Banks Fertilizer Companies Paper & Wood Product Mfrs.
Chemical Manufacturers Food & Beverage Companies Restaurants
Colleges/Universities Food Marketing Chains Seed & Grain Corporations
Dairy Industry Glass, Cement, Concrete Manufacturers Tobacco Industry
Government Agencies
Department of Agriculture Department of Health Science Federal Power Commission
Department of Agronomy Department of Reclamation Federal Reserve Bank
Department of Economics Department of Transportation Food and Drug Administration
Department of Energy Economic Research Service Population Bureau
Department of Environmental Science Environmental Protection Agency Safety & Consumers Office
Department of Food & Nutrition Farm Credit Administration


Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Environmental Policy, Institutions & Behavior

Information is not available at this time on first jobs obtained from Environmental Policy, Institutions & Behavior


Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Environmental Policy, Institutions & Behavior

Lancaster Envir. Services Corp. Account Manager
NJPIRG Canvass Director
Productive Business Solutions CEO
Turkey English Teacher
Liberty Science Center Envir. Programs Asst.
Selig Chemical Co. Envir. Regulatory Chemist
US EPA Environmental Scientist
NYU Medical Center Lab Assistant
HIP Health Medicaid Liaison
Terracycle Operations Manager
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Graduate Schools Attended

Institution Degree Field
Cornell University PhD Communications
Montclair State University M.Ed. Education
Pace University, Law School JD
Rutgers University, Bloustein School of Planning &
Rutgers University, School of Social Work MSW
Seton Hall University, Law School JD
University of Vermont, Law School JD
Yale University Master's Forestry & Divinity


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