Environmental science is an interdisciplinary field that integrates areas of life, physical, and earth science to study and address problems facing the environment. Careers in this field implement science-based solutions to problems facing our environment and ecosystems.
Environmental science focuses on using scientific principles and processes to address issues facing our environment. It also is focused on natural resources. Careers in this area can be found across many different fields of study, from educational entities like schools, zoos, and nature centers to government agencies.
A degree in environmental science prepares you for the hands-on aspect of this field, where studies directly inform the education, policies and legislation of environmental sustainability.
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Bachelor's or master's degree
Hydrologists study water and how it moves. They research groundwater, precipitation, bodies of water, rivers, and how these can all affect one another. Hydrologists also analyze water quality. They solve problems about water quality and availability.
Bachelor's degree and law degree
Environmental lawyers provide legal counsel and representation about issues concerning the environment, including hazardous waste, water and air quality, alternative energy sources, waste management, and other green initiatives. They can also work on creating policies to protect the environment.