Geography & Environmental Studies

MSC 01 1110
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Bandelier West & East

Phone: (505)277-5041
Fax: (505)277-3614

Environmental Geography

What can I do with a degree in Geography?

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Geographers in this field are most concerned with how human beings use the earth and impact the environment.


  • Environmental Management
  • Conservation
  • Waste Management
  • Environmental Regulation
  • Emergency Management
  • Outdoor Recreation Management
  • Land Use Planning


  • Federal and State Government Agencies: Environmental Protection Agency, Departments of Agriculture, National Forest Service, National Park Service
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Scientific and Research Groups
  • Waste Management Companies
  • Chemical Companies
  • Firms specializing in forestry, mining, environmental issues or surveying
  • Law Firms


  • Become skilled in computer-related technology.
  • Take biology and chemistry courses for environment management positions.
  • Take electives in plant science, forestry and wildlife management for careers in recreation and forestry management.
  • Join environmental organizations on campus and in your community.
  • Seek environmental-related experience through internships, summer or part-time jobs.
  • Learn federal government job application process.
  • Earn a law degree for work areas such as environmental law and policy.