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Since its foundation in 1984, the program has graduated +800 students. Our alumni include effective practitioners and advocates for the environment in policy, science, medicine, law, finance, industry, government, non-profit organizations and academia. The Environmental Studies Program provides a solid multidisciplinary understanding of current environmental issues, hands-on experience, and important career advice.

The ENVS Program in recent graduates' words

"The professors were all so passionate! It was inspirational."

"The idea of critical thinking is pushed: to think about environmental problems through different lenses and attempt to come to a solution that incorporates them all."

"The ENVS Program does an extraordinarily good job communicating with its students. I love being on the e-list and getting notified of events, internships, jobs, opportunities, etc."

"It helped me realize that there are many possible career paths from Environmental Studies."

"I loved the flexibility and interdisciplinary of this major; I took classes in Economics, Biology, Chemistry, CEE, UEP, English, etc."

"I really feel that this major helped me to understand environmental issues and gain a strong scientific background for future work in the field. The classes were interesting, and I think the information I learned through them will be useful throughout my career."

"Very relevant to what I would like to do, good community of people, some really good classes. Classes that were "requirements" surprised me with how much I liked them."

Where are our alumni today?

Our graduates have proven to be highly attractive in the job market. For example, within a year of graduation 27/29 students of the class of 2014 was either employed, going to graduate school or following a structured volunteering program (2 students were not found), 74% of which were employed in an area directly or indirectly related to the environment. These data show that a high proportion of our students choose to and are able to work in an environmentally-related fields with the skills developed during their time at Tufts. Here is a snap shot of what some of our alumni are doing:

Class Number of graduates % Alumni working in environmentally-related field * Examples
2014 29 74 %
  • Project Administrator at Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
  • Communications Officer at EcoLogic Development Fund
  • Food and Farm Educator at Drumlin Farm
  • Environmental Education Volunteer at Peace Corps, Tanzania
  • Management Assistant at Federal Aviation Administration
  • Research Associate at NERA Economic Consulting
  • Staff Scientist at Partner Engineering & Science, Inc.
  • Candidate for M.S. in Geoscience at University of North Carolina
  • Assistant Environmental Scientist at Tetra Tech
2010 30 44 %
  • Sustainability Program Director and Co-founder at Smoky Mountains Corps
  • Senior Environmental Scientist at Haley & Aldrich
  • Hydrogeologist / GIS Specialist at Golden State Water Company
  • Dual-degree candidate at Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Yale School of Management
  • Contributing Editor at The Inertia Mountain
  • Staff Engineer at Geosyntec Consultants
  • Grad student in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at University of Florida
  • Architect at Goody Clancy
  • Lawyer at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek
2005 24 65 %
  • Founder and Partner at No. 29 Communications
  • AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the Dimensions of Biodiversity Program at National Science Foundation
  • Associate at Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Senior Spatial Analyst/ GIS Manager at The Nature Conservancy
  • Principal Procurement Agent at Roche Molecular Systems
  • Project Officer, Green Municipal Fund in Ottawa
  • Communications Coordinator, Gulf of Maine Research Institute
2000 16 50 %
  • High School Biology Teacher
  • Branch Chief/Research Environmental Health Scientist at EPA
  • Assistant Professor at University North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • Environmental consultant
  • Water Resources Manager at Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc.
1995 45 39 %
  • Chief Operating Officer of McKinsey Center for Business & Environment
  • Executive Director at Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership
  • Director of Regional Plan Implementation at Metropolitan Area Planning Council
  • Associate Professor of Landscape Ecology at Penn State
1990 11 55 %
  • Exec. Director of the Alliance for Clean Energy New York
  • Senior lecturer at the University of Sheffield
  • Associate Biologist at Monk & Associates
  • Field biologist and nature artist
  • Interactive Media Producer at GMRI
1985 5 40 %
  • Easement Stewardship Specialist at the Nature Conservancy
  • Executive Vice President at Applied Geographics

* The percentages in the table were calculated based on the number of individual that could be tracked from each class.