Geology, Environment, and Sustainability

Sustainability Studies Career Potential

There are a variety of jobs available for someone interested in the sustainability field. For example, one could work with for-profit businesses in increasing corporate sustainability efforts, or work with nonprofit organizations or governments in developing specific sustainability projects. The range or training for sustainability studies students is broad, so the electives that you take and the internship that you complete will in part define the direction you take with your career.

Among 2017-2018 Hofstra graduates who majored in sustainability studies, 90% of survey respondents reported that within one year of graduation they were employed and/or attending or planning to attend graduate school. Among those Hofstra graduates who majored in natural sciences and mathematics and who reported salary, the median annual self-reported salary was $50,000.

Alumni outcomes data is based on the results of Hofstra’s annual Alumni Outcomes Survey and other reliable sources. Of the 1,508 undergraduate students who graduated between August 2017-May 2018, data was collected via surveys and other reliable sources resulting in knowledge about the outcomes for 83% of the 2017-2018 undergraduate alumni. Salary data is self-reported voluntarily by students and are based upon a 45% response rate for full-time employed undergraduate survey respondents. Salary figures only include annual base salary. They do not include bonus, commission or any other guaranteed compensation.

See alumni outcome reports in their entirety.