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What is Environmental Science?

Environmental science is the study of the interactions among the physical, chemical and biological components of the environment; with a focus on pollution and degradation of the environment related to human activities; and the impact on biodiversity and sustainability from local and global development. It is inherently an interdisciplinary field that draws upon not only its core scientific areas, but also applies knowledge from other non-scientific studies such as economics, law and social sciences. 

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Consumer Safety InspectorEarth ScientistOceanographer
Outdoor Trip LeaderPark RangerSoil Conservation Tech
TeacherEcologistEngineering Technician
Environmental AnalystEnvironmental ConsultantEnvironmental Educator
Environmental EngineerEnvironmental EngineeringEnvironmental Health Spec
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Related Major Skills
Summarize research findingsPerceive patterns & structures
Apply conceptsApply knowledge creatively
Use laboratory equipmentTechnical writing
Written & Oral ReportingAttention to details
Applying logic to problemsUtilizing formulas
Define problemsPrecision and accuracy
Organize and report dataAnalyze data
Evaluate data and resultsGather information
Assess risksComputer literacy
Inform and explain 

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