Topics of Study
Environmental sciences focuses on the application of biological, chemical, and physical principles to the study of the physical environment and the solution of its problems. Environmental studies uses scientific, social scientific, and humanistic approaches, or a combination, to control environmental pollution. Subjects include the interaction between human society and the natural environment, natural resources management, biology, chemistry, physics, geosciences, climatology, statistics, ecology, and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, and economics.
- A career-technical certificate will qualify for work studying the impact of humans on their natural surroundings.
- An associate or bachelor's degree qualifies individuals to work in research, management, or higher education. This might include work as a biochemist, biologist, hazardous waste manager, farmer, park ranger, ecologist, or environmentalist.
- An advanced degree or specialized training may qualify for work in research, management, government, or higher education.