Bachelors in Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences

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Environmental studies cover a wide interdisciplinary area, which investigates how the natural world works and how humans interact with it. Bachelors and Masters in Environmental Studies approach environmental issues such as pollution, global climate change and depletion of natural resources. Environmental sciences try to find sustainable ways to maintain or improve the integrity of the natural environment.

Earth sciences deal with the study of our planet, its material structure, atmosphere and physical characteristics. Specialised fields of the discipline include geology, meteorology, oceanography and even astronomy.

Both environmental studies and earth sciences integrate knowledge of physics and biochemistry to study environmental systems, study the history of earth and its constant changes, and try to find solutions for pressing environmental issues. Sub-disciplines of environmental studies and earth sciences include toxicology, biodiversity and conservation, soil science and environmental management. Environmental studies also incorporate social sciences for understanding human relationships, perceptions and policies towards the environment. Environmental and earth scientists perform experiments and take accurate measurements related to how the earth's characteristics and environmental issues evolve and change. They work on subjects like understanding earth processes, weather changes, natural hazard prediction, alternative energy systems research, natural resource management and more.

Graduates find work in government agencies, non-profit organisations or environmental consulting agencies. Careers in the field range from hydrologist, geographer or seismologist, to environmental compliance inspector, climate change analyst and emergency management specialist.

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Suggested Bachelors in Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences

Bachelor Agricultural and Environmental Management

The programme consists of three semesters of twenty weeks each. The first two semesters consist of various mandatory business subjects and subjects related to your chosen study line. The mandatory subjects will give you basic knowledge about management, strategy, communication and sales.

Denmark
B.Sc. Sustainable Agriculture for Food Quality and Environment (SAFE)

The program in Sustainable Agriculture for Food quality and Environment from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) is designed for students that wish to gain a thorough interdisciplinary knowledge and practical experience on the application of innovation along the agri-food value chain, from the fields to the table, to produce safe, sustainable and high quality food.

Italy
B.Sc. Environmental Science and Policy

The environmental industry is a growing arena for employment for degree holders at all levels. Students completing the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Environmental Science and Policy at the University of South Florida have found employment with government agencies (city, county, state, and federal), private industry, and non-profit organizations. Examples of careers include field scientist, research scientist, policy analyst, lobbyist, conservationist, and educator. Some also go on to attend graduate or law school.

United States