B.S. in Environmental Science

BS in Environmental Science, Alumni Report

2017 Survey Results

At the end of 2017, IoES conducted our bi-annual alumni survey. Nearly 35% (190 of 551) of our total alumni answered. It was very gratifying to all of us here at the IoES to see all of the amazing things alumni are doing, from prestigious graduate degrees to incredible jobs. We wanted to share some of this with all of you so you can see what kind of community can be built from the alumni base of the undergraduate degree program. We hope you will find it as interesting and motivating as we did. 

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General Statistics

  • 76% have a job or are in a graduate program in a field related to the environment.
  • 74% are currently employed
  • 37% are applying to or attending graduate school.
  • 48% are pursuing/have pursued continued education.
  • 81% felt their education was relevant to their current job or field of graduate study.


Employment Sector

59% work in the private sector, 28% work in the public sector, and 13% work in the non-profit sector.

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Job Responsibilities

74% have job responsibilities related to the environment/ sustainability and 26% do not have job responsibilities related to the environment/ sustainability.

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Alumni are working in many different fields, with the most popular being green buildings and communities. In addition to those listed below, other fields include aquaculture, physiology, carbon offsets, sustainable agriculture, climate finance and more. View the report to see the complete list.

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Continued Education

Of the 190 alumni respondents, 48% continued/are continuing their education.

Certificates/ Credentials

  • Landscape Architecture, UCLA Extension
  • Teaching (Middle School and High School Biology), San Diego State University


  • Master of Arts
    • Urban Sustainability, Antioch University
    • Science Writing, John Hopkins University
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
    • Education, University of San Francisco
  • Master of Business Administration
    • Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires
    • Global Master of Business Administration, John Hopkins University
    • Sustainable Management, Presidio Graduate School
  • Master of City and Regional Planning
    • City and Regional Planning, Rutgers University
  • Master of Education
    • Higher Education Administration, Vanderbilt University
  • Master of Engineering
    • Environmental and Water Resource Systems, Cornell University
  • Master of Environmental Management
    • Environmental Management, Duke University and Yale University
  • Master of Environmental Science and Management
    • Environmental Science and Management, UC Santa Barbara
  • Master of Fine Arts
    • Screenwriting, Loyola Marymount University
  • Master of Health Administration
    • Health Administration, University of Southern California
  • Master of Landscape Archeticture
    • Landscape Architecture, UC Berkeley
  • Master of Planning
    • University of Southern California
  • Master of Public Administration
    • Concentration in Nonprofit Management, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Master of Public Health
    • Health Management, Harvard University
    • Health Administration and Policy, University of Minnesota
    • Toxicology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Master of Public Health and Master of City Planning
    • Environmental Health Sciences and Environmental Planning & Healthy Cities, UC Berkeley
  • Master of Public Health and Master of Urban Planning
    • UCLA
  • Master of Science
    • Applied Urban Science and Informatics, New York University
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA and Stanford University
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering – Energy Systems, UC Berkeley
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering – Energy, Civil Infrastructure, and Climate, UC Berkeley
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering- Atmosphere/Energy, Stanford University
    • Civil Engineering – Environmental & Water Resources Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
    • Conservation Biology, Macquarie University
    • Electrical Engineering, University of Washington
    • Energy Science, Technology and Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
    • Environmental Analysis and Decision Making, Rice University
    • Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley and University of Cincinnati
    • Environmental Health Sciences, UC Berkeley and UCLA
    • Environmental Management, University of San Francisco
    • Environmental Science, John Hopkins University, Trinity College Dublin, and University of Washington
    • Environmental Science and Policy, John Hopkins University and University of Chicago
    • Environmental Studies, California State University Fullerton
    • Environmental Sustainability, University of Edinburgh
    • Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health
    • Natural Resource Ecology & Management, Oklahoma State University
    • Nutrition for Global Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    • Social Entrepreneurship, University of Southern California
    • Sustainability and Social Innovation, Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris
    • Water Science, Policy and Management, University of Oxford


  • Doctorate
    • Dental Surgery, University of Michigan
    • Medicine, Temple University and University of London
  • Juris Doctor
    • New York University
    • University of Colorado
    • University of Oregon
    • University of Southern California
    • University of Texas
  • PhD
    • Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington
    • Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, UCLA
    • Biological Oceanography, UCSD – Scripps Institution of Oceanography
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, Duke University
    • Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University
    • Environmental Engineering, UC Irvine
    • Environmental Health, UCLA
    • Environmental Sciences, Environmental Chemistry Concentration, UC Riverside
    • Evolutionary Primatology, Columbia University
    • Geosciences – Geography Concentration, Texas Tech University
    • MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography/Applied Ocean Sciences and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Yale University
    • Pharmcoepidemiology, University of Hong Kong

Where in the world is everyone?

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