Balance environmental classroom knowledge with field exploration – every day. Our environmental studies graduates go places.
Go into the field.
Students who study environmental studies at Montreat College have the advantage of location. Not only will you learn from experts in the field, you’ll be going into the field with your professors on a regular basis. Montreat College is located near several national and state forests, not to mention that the campus itself is situated in a mountain cove, miles away from the tallest mountain east of the Mississippi River.
Alumni in the field
- M. Scott Bowers, PhD ’97 – Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University
- Katherine Kirk Gray, M.D. ’64 – Internal Medicine Practice
- Jessica Gattenby ’02 – Project Environmental Engineer, ARCADIS U.S., Inc.
- Jason Smith ’00 – Environmental Protection Agency, RCRA Information Management and Strategic Planning Section
- Matt Miller ’01 – Program Chair/Instructor of Sustainability Technologies, Central Piedmont Community College
- Hunt Briggs ’98 – Director of Finance and Marketing, ReGenerate Solutions, Compact Organic Waste System
- Lance Huss ’02 – NC Division of Parks and Recreation at South Mountains State Park
- landscape ecologist
- graduate research
- national and state park ranger
- researcher or director for environmental nonprofit organization
- researcher/administrator for U.S. Fish & Wildlife, U.S. Forest Service, Environmental Protection Agency, National Park Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Bureau of Land Management, and state & environmental offices
- air quality specialist
- game warden
- quality control/assurance at environmental consulting firms
- research ecologist
- marine scientist
- city planner
- animal conservationist
- organic farmer
- recycling coordinator
- soil scientist
- wildlife rescuer
- water quality specialist
- science teacher
- safety engineer
- environmental: educator, journalist, engineer, impact analyst, lawyer, lobbyist, protection specialist