• Map Your Path to a Rewarding Career
    in Earth, Environment, and Physics

    At Worcester State University, we partner with a diverse array of local organizations that provide hands-on opportunities to apply your education and training in a real-world setting. These challenging internship placements will help you sharpen your skills and gain valuable professional experience. They also are why 83% of respondents to a survey of 2015 graduates said that they either agree or strongly agree that their academic program prepared them for employment.

    Sample Internship Sites

    • Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission
    • City of Worcester Technical Services Department
    • Department of Conservation and Recreation
    • Department of Environmental Protection
    • Harvard Forest
    • Heifer Project
    • Massachusetts Audubon Society
    • Regional Environmental Council
    • Student Conservation Association
    • Tighe & Bond
    • U.S. Department of Agriculture
    • WSU’s Sustainability Office

    Whether you choose to enter graduate school or the workforce after graduation, you will have the knowledge and practical experience you need to succeed. In fact, 91% of 2015 graduates who responded to the survey reported that they are employed, enrolled in graduate school, or both. Our natural sciences graduates have gone on to advanced study in fields like medicine, nursing, and pharmacy. Other alumni pursue careers in business, education, and environmental science. Graduates of our geography program have found great success in a wide variety of professions, including education, environmental policy and planning, and technical environmental fields in industry and government. A bachelor’s degree in geography enables you to earn a median annual salary that ranges from:

    A bachelor’s degree in environmental science enables you to earn a median annual salary that ranges from:

    Other Career Options

    • Climatologist
    • Consultant
    • Environmental clean-up project manager
    • Groundwater sampling technician
    • Researcher
    • Scientist
    • Teacher
    • Transportation coordinator
    • Science and technology outreach coordinator
    • Science or technical writer

    Sample Recent Employers

    • Americorps Vista
    • BSC Group
    • Delta 21 Resources
    • Institute for Energy and Sustainability, Clark University
    • Montachusett Regional Planning Commission
    • Quabbin Regional School District
    • Road Scholar
    • U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
    • Worcester Public Schools
    • Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.

    Sample Graduate Schools

    • Clark University
    • Lesley University
    • UMass Amherst
    • UMass Lowell
    • University of Connecticut
  • Farrah Aubin

    Farah Aubin Testimonial
    Class of 2019
    Environmental science major

    Farrah Aubin is passionate about water conservation. When she looks around the WSU campus, she sees missed opportunities to build rain gardens that could alleviate flooded areas. During her sophomore year, she created a GIS map of the campus that showed where the rain gardens could be located. She presented it at the annual Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity. “The project taught me where to start—understanding the ground, understanding how water moves, diseases, and water pollution,” she says. She hopes to work with WSU offices to implement her ideas.


    Earth Environment and Physics
    Ghosh Science & Technology Center
    Suite ST-410