About Environmental Science
The study in environmental science field has many facets that combine physical, biological and information sciences (including ecology, biology, chemistry, zoology, mineralogy,
oceanology, soil science, geology, atmospheric science, geography) studying the environment, and finding solutions to environmental issues.
Environmental sciences studies consists more of social sciences for understanding human relations, the way we as humans perceive things and our policies towards protecting the environment.
Whereas environmental engineering gives focus to design and technology geared towards improving the environment in every aspect.
Environmental scientists work on subjects that focus on understanding of earth processes, evaluating new energy systems, pollution control and mitigation, natural resource management,
the global climate changes and the effects those changes have on the environment.
Careers for options Environmental Scientists
Below is a list of some of the career options available to you as a student in Environmental Science:
- Environmental consultant
- Environmental education officer
- Nature conservation officer
- Recycling officer
- Waste management officer
- Water quality scientist
- Environmental health practitioner