You care deeply about the health of the planet, enough to pursue an environmental studies degree. But what comes next? Find out what you can do with a degree in environmental studies and make your declaration at the College of Liberal Arts! Need to learn more? Come visit us today, review the application deadlines, consider your transfer options and apply!

What Can I Do with a Degree in Environmental Studies?

Temple University Environmental studies graduates land competitive, meaningful jobs upon graduation in Philadelphia and beyond, working in business, government and nonprofits. The U.S. Department of Labor projects faster-than-average growth for careers in environmental fields.

Jobs for Environmental Studies majors include:

  • Environmental Activism and Conservation
  • Resource Management
  • State and Local Government
  • Non-Profits and NGOs
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Urban Gardening
  • Research

Environmental studies majors land coveted internship and full-time positions with major organizations:

  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
  • Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
  • Michael Baker International
  • National Park Service
  • AKRF, Inc
  • Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
  • Amec Foster Wheeler
  • Greenpeace

Notable Alumni

Many of our distinguished alumni have gone on to great accomplishments. The stories below feature some of our outstanding alumni who have risen to levels of professional acclaim and successes!

Alumni Spotlight

  • Darion Porter
    Research Assistant with the Public Health Management Corporation
    B.A. in Environmental Studies from Temple in 2017

  • Yuan Huang
    Assistant Policy Director for the City of Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Policy
    B.A. in Geography and Urban Studies from Temple in 2013

  • Linsey Walsh
    Chemical Review Manager at the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC
    B.A. in Environmental Studies and Geography and Urban Studies from Temple in 2013

  • Christian Przybylek
    Stewardship Specialist, Lancaster County Conservancy
    M.A. in Geography and Urban Studies from Temple in 2016

  • Charlotte Castle
    Vision Zero & Neighborhood Programs Coordinator, City of Philadelphia - Office for Transportation & Infrastructure Systems
    M.A. in Geography and Urban Studies from Temple in 2015

  • Colleen Hammelman, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at UNC Charlotte
    PhD in Geography and Urban Studies from Temple in 2016

  • Michael Schwebel, PhD
    Lead Researcher in Ethnographic and Qualitative Studies at LiquidHub
    PhD in Geography and Urban Studies from Temple in 2015

See where some of our additional alumni have landed:

  • Aaron Fraint, Bicycle Planner & GIS Developer, New York City Department of (GUS/ES, 2011)
  • Will Fraser, Transportation Outreach Coordinator, Clean Air Council (ES, 2016)
  • Alyssa Geoghan, Assistant Planner, Michael Baker (ES, 2016)
  • Taylor Magee, Volunteer Services Coordinator, Habitat for Humanity (ES, 2017)

Make Your Declaration

The College of Liberal Arts has Temple University’s largest selection of academic offerings. Our students have the flexibility to explore all of their interests, from the humanities and social sciences to business and the media arts. The College of Liberal Arts prepares students to become innovators in all fields, across all industries. We are civic-minded, globally conscious creative thinkers, doers and risk-takers. Home to 28 departments and programs, we offer an outstanding liberal arts education at a premier urban Research I university.

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To know what Temple is really about, you have to experience it firsthand. Our Main Campus in Philadelphia is an energetic community of students, faculty and local culture. And the opportunities don’t stop there. For Temple students, all of Philadelphia is a place to learn and branch out. The Office of Admissions offers tours daily. Get in touch with us to experience the College of Liberal Arts for yourself.

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Thinking of Transferring?

Almost half of incoming Temple students transfer from other colleges and universities. If you’ve taken 15 or more college-level credits after high school graduation, you can apply for admission as a transfer student. If you’re thinking about transferring, consider attending a Transfer Tuesday general information session.

Learn More about Transferring to Temple


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  • February 1: Freshman Application Deadline for Fall Semester
  • February 1: FAFSA Financial Aid Application Deadline
  • November 1: Transfer Deadline for Spring Semester
  • June 1: Transfer Deadline for Fall Semester