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What can I do with this Minor?

With increasing awareness of mankind's effect on the environment, the U.S. Department of Labor projects a marked increase in jobs related to environmental studies and sustainability. Combined with a major in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Physics, and many other fields, a minor in Environmental Studies widens the job market considerably with such careers as:

Occupation Mean Salary
Architect $78,880
Fish and Game Warden $48,710
Architecture Professor $77,830
Plant Breeder $61,830
Environmental Planner $65,910
Surveyor $55,770
Facilities Planner $78,880
Geographer $67,000
Agricultural Technician $35,485
Farm Management Advisor $45,560
Industrial Air Pollution Analyst $44,025
Industrial Designer $61,400
Forest Engineer $78,725
Agronomist $61,830
Interior Designer $51,990
Landscape Architect $65,910
Model Maker $33,970
Environmental Engineer $63,350
School Architect $78,880
Soil Conservationist $63,081
Solar Energy Systems Designer $61,400
Hydrologist $74,670
Horticulturist $61,830

Follow the links below to lists of careers matched to various degrees:

For more information contact:

Robert Marczynski
Assistant Director
Interdisciplinary Studies
218 Scates Hall
901-678-3516 /

Thank you to the organizers and participants in this year’s "Community Health, Environmental Justice and Clean Energy"

sponsored by Environmental Studies Program and the Memphis Chapter of the Sierra Club on November 1, 2014. 

The conference was made possible through a grant from the University Green fee.

Dr. Robert Bullard, Dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University served as keynote. 

We are pleased to provide these links to the information Dr. Bullard shared in his remarks.

Information on health disparities and maps:

Dr. Robert Bullard's article, Why a U.S. "Southern Initiative" on Climate Justice is Needed on


Charts used by Dr. Bullard:


Click here to visit the conference Facebook page for more information.


Declare your minor (Click here)

Capstone Project Proposal (Click here)

U of M Library Environmental Studies References (including course syllabi)  (Click here)

Tennessee Energy Education Initiative Resources (Click here)

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