• Earth, Environment, and Physics
    Career Pathways

    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.

    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. 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.

    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

    Sample Careers

    • Cartographer
    • Climatologist
    • Conservationist
    • Consultant
    • Environmental clean-up project manager
    • Environmental policy analyst
    • Geotechnician
    • GIS specialist
    • Groundwater sampling technician
    • Researcher
    • Scientist
    • Teacher
    • Transportation coordinator
    • Science and technology outreach coordinator
    • Science or technical writer