Pollution Prevention and Remediation (PPR) - Overview

Upon graduation, students pursuing the Pollution Prevention and Remediation (PPR) specialization at the Bren School will find themselves equipped for jobs in consulting, industry, government or nonprofit organizations.


Bren students have been successful in obtaining internships related to the PPR specialization at the international, national, and local levels. For a list of some of the places that past and current PPR students have interned at over the years and links to these companies' websites, please visit our web page for PPR Internships and Employment. Additional resources, including information about professional organizations, journals and publications pertaining to PPR, and Fellowships/Scholarships can be found on our Additional Resources web page.


The main goal of PPR is to prepare students for challenging, rewarding, and long-term careers in pollution management. For more information regarding PPR please visit the specialization Description and Course Work web page.

Job Titles

Upon graduation, students specializing in Pollution Prevention and Remediation have found themselves placed in exciting career positions. The list below demonstrates career areas for PPR specializations:

  • Air Quality
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Community Relations
  • Compliance and Regulation
  • Economics
  • Education/Outreach
  • Engineering
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Hydrogeology
  • Hydrologist
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Law
  • Planning
  • Policy   
  • Product Design   
  • Project Manager
  • Public Health
  • Quality Control/Assurance
  • Recycling
  • Remediation
  • Research and Development
  • Risk Analyst
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Toxicology
  • Transportation Planning
  • Water Quality