Environment and Sustainability

As an Environment & Sustainability major, you will receive interdisciplinary training in environmental science and studies, developing integrated approaches to address environmental and sustainability issues.


  • Environmental Biology & Applied Ecology
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Environmental Policy & Governance
  • Land, Air & Water Resources
  • Develop a  customized concentration


The E&S major is offered in collaboration with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), where you can explore additional classes.

Take advantage of resources such as the Arnot Teaching and Research Forest, Cornell Biological Field Station at Shackelton Point, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, Cornell Natural Areas and the Shoals Marine Lab.



All information below is based on the 2022 First-Destination Post-Graduate Survey. Lists are not exhaustive; rather, they are a sampling of the data. If you would like more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

What can you do with a degree in Environment & Sustainability? 

Graduate school: 

In 2022, 11% of environment & sustainability students embarked on graduate school journeys. They pursued various advanced degrees, with 38% focusing on their MS, 13% working towards an MA, 13% dedicated to an MPS, and more. Their graduate field interest ranges from civil & environmental engineering (13%) to environmental analysis (13%) and environmental quality (13%).

These ambitious individuals have chosen to continue their education at prestigious institutions like Columbia University, Pennsylvania State University, King’s College London, and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF).


77% of environment & sustainability graduates secured employment, and the majority entered sectors in education (20%) and business (14%). Cornell University and Bank of America were the top 2022 employers. 

Where 2022 Environment & Sustainability Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Adamantine Energy Research Coordinator
Amazon Workplace Health and Safety Specialist
Cornell University Field Research Technician
DAWSON Environmental Scientist
Environmental Designs & Research Environmental Analyst
Ernst & Young Climate Change and Sustainability Service Staff
FoodCorps Food Education Service Member
Huron River Watershed Council Environmental Fellow
PowerAdvocate Energy Consulting Associate
United States National Park Service Scientist in Park Intern