It is a branch of biology focused on the study of the relationships of the natural world and the relationships between organisms and their environments.
What they do
Environmental Scientists use their knowledge to protect the environment and human health. They work in offices, in the laboratory or in the field. http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/environmental-scientists-and-specialists.htm
They create plans to conserve or restore land.
Some environmental scientists and environmental specialists work with governments developing laws and regulations for environmental protection, while other environmental scientists and specialists work with businesses, helping them comply with government environmental regulations. < Create a career>
Modules to expect
Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Hydrology, Waste Management, Fluid Mechanics, Environmental Policy and Regulation
Jobs related to this degree
Certified Environmental Specialist, Environmental Protection Specialist, Environmental Management Specialist, Environmental Compliance Specialist, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Analyst, Hazardous Substances Scientist, Environmental Health and Safety Specialist.
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