Environment & Natural Resources

Are you interested in analyzing environmental data through geologic mapping, helping to prevent environmental hazard disasters, or advocating for “going green”? Does learning about human/environment interactions or conservation efforts that support sustainable living sound fun to you? Careers in this community focus on climate science, ecological and geographical research, forestry and wildlife management, and protecting the environment and human/animal health, and more.

Career Pathways In This Community 
Since a major doesn’t always indicate a specific career path, it may be challenging to know all the possibilities and career options that exist in each field. By clicking on the career pathways below, you can start exploring some of the career options for each pathway. While these are not comprehensive lists, this resource can serve as a guide to provide students, advisors, and faculty with recommendations and keywords for further career exploration and research.


Majors & Minors

The plant biology major is designed to provide a flexible entry for undergraduate students that have an interest in the …

University of Nebraska–Lincoln students pursuing the bachelor of science degree in grassland systems will have the benefit of studying at …

The applied science degree program will prepare students for professions that involve the application of science in society, rather than …

The plant biology degree program provides flexible entry for undergraduate students that have an interest in the plant sciences. Once …

The environmental studies major is designed for students who want to make a difference and contribute to solving environmental challenges …

The mechanized systems management (MSYM) major prepares students for delivery, management, and technical support of engineered systems for agriculture, food, …

Career Resources

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