School of Environment & Sustainability


Preparing students for meaningful careers

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School of Environment & Sustainability

Preparing students for meaningful careers

The School of Environment & Sustainability will prepare you for careers in sustainability and the environment, best prepared to make a difference in a community or the world.

Multiple Perspectives

Learn both in and beyond the classroom. Use knowledge from your courses to thrive in career-forward activities, while also building a strong resume.

You will pursue degrees and certificates of completion to develop the wide-ranging skills and perspectives that employers seek. At Beloit, you’ll learn how to use a socially aware and informed approach to address environmental, climate, and sustainability challenges, whether local or global.

Field trips will help you learn from organizations, businesses, and alumni, while providing you with valuable real-world contacts and experiences.

You’ll still be able to play a sport, get involved in clubs and organizations, and study abroad, fully immersing yourself in the college experience.

We will help you stand out

Beloit College’s School of Environment & Sustainability combines an interdisciplinary curriculum with personalized career services to prepare you for a wide range of careers dedicated to transforming environmental science and policy into solutions that promote sustainability practices in the public, private, or nonprofit sector.

An interdisciplinary and humanistic curriculum

You will take core courses in the natural and social sciences to gain an understanding of the interrelationships within ecological and social systems, and to provide you with skills to develop innovative, practical, and equitable solutions to the challenges posed by climate change. You’ll also take courses in the arts and humanities to acquire the foundational problem-solving, communication, and collaboration skills that Beloit College’s liberal arts education offers.

Your learning won’t just take place in the classroom. You’ll also learn through experiences in local and global organizations. Internships, clubs, and community involvement are a crucial part of your educational journey at Beloit.

You will develop scientific and humanistic skills to address the environmental problems of our time and help build a more sustainable future. You will explore and think critically about the political, cultural, and economic factors that affect environmental policy around the world and learn to integrate social equity in addressing those issues, preparing you to fill the growing demand for green jobs.

Personalized career services

Our four-year developmental model of career preparation is designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the growing fields of environment and sustainability. When you declare a major or minor aligned with the School of Environment & Sustainability, you’ll be assigned a career coach to help you achieve your goals.

In the School of Environment & Sustainability, you’ll connect with a network of thousands of successful alumni excited to mentor you, helping you to explore career options and to find jobs and internships.

A welcoming space for international students

The environmental and sustainability challenges we face are both local and global. The School of Environment & Sustainability welcomes international students and their unique experiences and perspectives. You will receive assistance in career planning, finding internships/jobs, and connections with our alumni network.

Students on a water run in Pablo Toral’s Environmental Justice summer course at the Wilderness Field Station in Ely, Minnesota.

Exploring environmental justice in the wild

Nestled deep within the pristine wilderness of Ely, Minnesota, lies the Wilderness Field Station, a haven for nature enthusiasts and a hub for immersive learning. Here, I

   

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A student holds the freshly painted tote bag.

Bringing cheer and sustainability to campus

Two fall events brought students together for fun times and chats about sustainability.

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