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Career Tracks

In preparation for employment and graduate school, the following sample career tracks can be pursued through major electives, internships, the capstone research thesis course, and a minor or second major (up to two courses can be double-counted toward a minor or second major). A career track does not need to be officially declared and does not appear on your transcript, but can be recorded on your resume and in any letters of recommendation you request from the program director.

The sample list of career tracks below also provides recommendations for a complementary minor or second major.

Environmental Law

Recommended minor or second major: Political Science (major, minor) and/or Peace and Justice Studies (minor, environmental justice focus). Pre-Law Program (exceptional students in this program may apply to enter Fordham's School of Law in their senior year). Additional resources: Fordham Environmental Law Review; Leitner Center for International Law and Justice.

Environmental Politics, Government and Regulation

Recommended minor or second major: Political Science (major, minor) and/or Peace and Justice Studies (minor, environmental justice focus).

Sustainable Business and Environmental Economics

Recommended minor or second major: Business Administration or Economics.

Environmental Design (Architecture, Landscape Design, Urban Planning)

Recommended minor or second major: Visual Arts or Urban Studies.

Conservation Biology

Recommended minor or second major: Biological Sciences.

Environmental Organizations

Recommended minor or second major: Communications (major, minor) and/or Peace and Justice Studies (minor, environmental justice focus).

Parks, Recreation, and Public Land Management

Recommended minor or second major: Communications and Media, Biological Sciences, or Political Science (major, minor) and/or Peace and Justice Studies (minor, environmental justice focus).

Organic Agriculture and Food Security

Recommended minor or second major: Anthropology or Biological Sciences.

Environmental Education (K-12)

Recommendations: second major in K-12 subject (history, literature); accelerated teacher certification program; 5-Year Integrated Bachelor's and Master's Teacher Education Track leading to Master of Science in Teaching and New York State teacher certification.

Environmental Communications

Recommended minor or second major: Communications, English, or Computer and Information Science.

Public Health

Recommended minor or second major: Biological Sciences, International Humanitarian Affairs, or Bioethics; Pre-Health Professions Program at Rose Hill or the Pre-Health Professions Program at Lincoln Center.