Agricultural Studies: Environmental science

Environment Science is a field in agriculture that combines biological, physical, and information sciences which include geodesy, atmospheric science, geology, soil science, limnology, oceanology, mineralogy, zoology, chemistry, physics, biology, and ecology in to study the environment and how to solve environment issues. This field grew from fields of medicine and natural history during what is known as Enlightenment.

Other study areas that are related include environmental engineering and environmental studies which blend social sciences for the understanding of the relationship of humans, policies and perceptions of our environment. The main focus of this field is technology and design that will aid in improving all factors of environmental quality.

Graduates that work in this field work on subjects such as understanding the processes of the earth, controlling pollution, evaluate various energy systems, mitigation, the effects that climate change has on the environment, and management of natural resources. In some cases, environment issues often include an interaction of biological, chemical, and physical proceplantsses. An efficient environment specialist will have the ability to relate time relationships, space, and quantitative analysis.

You may be surprised to learn just how many different careers you can qualify for once you have a degree in this field. A few of these include Acoustical Engineer, Aerospace Engineer, Analytical Chemist, Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Astronomer, Biochemist, Bioinformatics Specialist, Biostatistician, Climatologist, Ecologist, Entomologist, Environmental Biologist, Environmental Biotechnology, Environmental Chemist, Environmental Engineer, Environmental Geologist, Environmental Psychologist, Environmental Writer, Forensic Scientist, Geneticist, Geographer, Geographic Information Systems Specialist, Herpetologist, Hydrologist, Ichthyologist, Immunologist, Lab Technician, Mammalogist, Marine Biologist, Metallurgist, Meteorologist, Microbiologist, Mineralogist, Mining Engineer, Molecular Biologist, Oceanographer, Ornithologist, Paleontologist, Physicist, Primatologist, Remote Sensing Specialist, Seismologist, Volcanologist, Wildlife Biologist, and Zoologist.

As you can see, with this agricultural degree, you have so many different options that it would be very difficult not to find a profession that you would enjoy.


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