Major Resource Kit

Ecology

Students who major in Ecology study the planet earth and the interactions of its inhabitants (plants, animals, and the physical environment). The major builds from a core of courses in biology and chemistry to courses in botany, ecology, and entomology.

Ecologist. City Planner (urban ecology). Environmental consulting. Nature education. These careers and more are shared by alumni. While some students enter the workforce right after college, others choose to further their education in graduate school, studying subjects like ecology. Whatever your goal, you will be encouraged to participate in our job-search workshops and career days, seek an internship, develop your communication skills, and learn to network with prospective employers. This, in addition to doing well academically, will greatly enhance your post-graduate opportunities.

For more information on any of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources majors, contact the Office of Academic Programs at (302) 831-2508 or stop by 104 Townsend Hall.

Sample Job Titles

Bachelor's Degree/Entry Level
Further Education/Experience Often Required

Check the Dictionary of Occupational Titles under section 042 for additional related careers.

Enhancing Employability

Some Employers of Ecology Majors

Other Sources of Information

Candid Careers

Resources for Finding Employment

Log in to BLUE HEN CAREERS, for additional resources regarding internships, part-time, summer, and full-time jobs.

Look for additional postings and information:

The Blue Hen Career Guide will also provide you with helpful career tools including: Skills to Develop, Strategies for Contacting Employers, Interview Strategies, and Graduate School Information.

Remember Career liaisons are available to assist with your quest for employment. Schedule an appointment with your liaison today!

Visit the Sharf & Townsend Career Library & Resource Center at 401 Academy St, Newark, DE 19716