How Does Pre-ES work?
Incoming freshmen in preES will meet with an academic advisor who will
work closely with the students to assign classes and determine the
academic pathways that fit the students’ interests. During the Fall
semester of the freshman year, student will learn which majors are
available, the classes required for each major, and the types of jobs
normally available to the graduates of these majors. The diagram on right
outlines the process.
What happens at the end of the freshman year?
The preES program is available only to freshmen at Purdue. By the
end of the freshman year, all preES students must find an academic
home. Advisors will work with the preES students to determine the best
home department based on interests and future plans, and the student
will then begin the transfer (CODO) process. Students must meet CODO requirements of the college they have selected. Students must complete
this process before registering for classes for the sophomore year.
What careers are available to Purdue graduates with environmental majors?
A wide array of careers is available to Purdue environmental
graduates. Most jobs have specific requirements, and not every major
will provide the proper preparation for every job. Students from our
programs have found employment with environmental consultants, industry
of all kinds, regulatory agencies, wildlife agencies, law/policy
consultants, environmental research, compliance, resource conservation,
and many more. After completion of their degrees, many students attend
graduate school at the most highly regarded institutions in the