Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies is about human interactions with Earth's natural environment, mainly from a social sciences perspective.

Studying in this area involves learning about natural resource management, pollution, and other environmental problems.

This includes the causes and effects of global warming and possible responses.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Environmental consultant
  • Wildlife manager
  • Pest manager
  • Environmental compliance inspector
  • Public policy analyst
  • Non-governmental organisation (NGO) worker
  • Research scientist
  • Research assistant
  • Technician
  • Science teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

152% of national
median earnings


Employment

64%
Employed
4%
Unemployed
25%
Further study
7%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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