Prepare for a Career in the Environment and Sustainability with SLU
Fields focused on the environment and sustainability can blend your passion for natural elements, geography or social issues with a love of statistics and analysis for a hands-on career that makes a difference for generations to come.
Participate in NASA's weather research on solar eclipses. Forecast major storms. Take week-long field trips across the country visiting environmentally important sites to labs. At Saint Louis University, studying the environment and sustainability is an immersive — and often exhilarating — experience.
Graduate Ready for Your Career in the Environment or Sustainability
With some of the most established and well-connected departments of their kind, SLU's expert faculty in the areas of environment and sustainability are dedicated to offering you research opportunities and helping you make invaluable connections.
Get hands-on experience in our labs or in the private or public sector through internships locally or across the nation.
Here, it’s all about the community, and that’s kind of reinforced my personal views on what we do in our industry and why we do it.— Bobby Stilwell, Class of '18
Where Do SLU's Environment and Sustainability Alumni Work?
According to data from Equifax Consumer reporting agency company, employers for graduates of SLU's environment and sustainability programs include:
- HDR Engineering Inc.
- Horner & Shirfin Inc.
- Power Engineers Incorporated
- Abna Engineering
- Advanced Construction Techniques Ltd.
- AEP Energy Inc.
- Transportation Planners-Engineers Inc.
job growth annually for environmental scientists and specialists*
average salary of SLU's environment and sustainability bachelor's programs alumni five years after graduation.**
positions in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers alone*
job growth expected for geoscientists by 2030 (higher than average)*