Environmental Advocacy, NGO, or Education

Degree Track:

If you are primarily interested in research, conservation, and natural resources, a B.A. in Environmental Studies will give you the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in those fields.

Students pursuing a B.S. in Environmental Sciences with research interests in conservation and restoration should strongly consider a double major with Biology or at least a minor in Biology.

Types jobs you might pursue:

  • Staff for regional or national environmental advocacy non-profit such as The Lands Council, Sierra Club, 350.org, NRDC, Union of Concerned Scientists, etc.
  • Sustainability staff on a college or university campus
  • Park Interpreter
  • Community Organizer
  • Outdoor Education/Leadership
  • Environmental Educator

Extracurricular activities to consider:

Internship or research opportunities to consider:

  • ENVS 497 Internship:
    • Consider interning for The Lands Council; 350 Spokane; The Riverkeeper; Inland Northwest Land Conservancy; West Valley Outdoor Learning Center; Gonzaga Outdoors; National Park Service; Dishman Hills Conservancy.
    • Learn more about ENVS internship resources.

Graduate school and post-graduation experiences to consider:

We recommend these faculty members for questions on this pathway:

Currently enrolled students, for more information please visit myGU.

DISCLAIMER: These resources are tools to help students and advisors consider options when planning an academic path in environmental studies, and are not intended to replace the definitive degree requirements listed in the Gonzaga University Catalog. If there are any discrepancies between these resources and the requirements listed in the catalog, the student should always defer to the catalog for the accurate, contractual listing of requirements between the student and Gonzaga University.