From Classroom to Career
In a positive, nurturing, collaborative learning environment, we prepare students to solve current and future local, regional, and global environmental challenges. We pair a truly interdisciplinary curriculum with a student-centered approach that emphasizes community engagement, compelling internship opportunities, and fulfilling education abroad.
Through fantastic teaching, excellent advising and real-world research experiences, we teach students to think critically, problem solve strategically, and challenge stale ideas. We teach them to communicate their own ideas clearly and effectively.
We prepare leaders.
Our graduates go on to careers in environment and public health, sustainability, environmental education, and as entrepreneurs. They excel in fields such as alternative energy, biodiversity, climate change, conservation, ecosystem management, public policy, recycling, sustainability, urban development, waste management, and water supplies.
It’s their job to make the world a better place. Make it yours with a degree in Environmental Studies.
Ali Creeger, Class of 2017
Ali Creeger, 2017 Environmental Studies graduate, was recently hired at Wenck Associates in Woodbury, Minnesota as an Environmental Scientist. She works in the Real Estate and Development Group conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA). A Phase I ESA is conducted to determine the potential for hazardous substances and petroleum products in the soil and groundwater on a certain property. This includes examining groundwater flow and soil type, historic leaks or spills on adjacent sites, remediation techniques and current practices on that property. So far, Ali has conducted ESAs for agricultural fields, city parks, retail buildings, abandoned factories and commercial warehouses. Ali will be assisting in various field work including soil sampling, Phase II ESAs, and sub-slab vapor sampling. Ali is happy to talk to any student in more detail about Wenck and what she does for the company. If you are interested in reaching out to her, contact the Environmental Studies Program or add her on LinkedIn at Alison Creeger.