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What is Environmental Science? Related Career Titles
Related Major Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Resources Links UNCW Dept of Environmental Studies

What is Environmental Science?

Environmental science is the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment [syn: ecology, bionomics]

The systematic, scientific study of our environment as well as our role in it.

Environmental science is the science of the interactions between the physical, chemical, and biological components of the environment, including their effects on all types of organisms but more often refers to human impact on the environment.

Related Career Titles

Agricultural Scientist Ecologist Forest Ranger
Agricultural Technician Engineering Technician Forester
Air/Water Quality Mgr Environmental Analyst Fund Raiser
Air Pollution Analyst Environmental Consultant Geographer
Architect Environmental Educator Geologist
Biochemist Environmental Engineer Geophysicist
Biologist Environmental Engineering Hazardous Waste Mgr
Biomedical Engineer Environmental Health Spec. Hydrologist
Biotechnologist Environmental Lawyer Industrial Hygienist
Chemical Technician Environmental Lobbyist Journalist, Author
Chemist Environmental Nurse Management Consultant
City Planner Environmental Physician Meteorologist
Civil Engineer Environmental Planner Microbiologist
Conservation Agent Environmental Scientist Natural Resource Spec.
Conservation Analyst EPA Inspector Conservationist
Consumer Safety Inspector EPA Statistician Occupational Safety Spec.
Earth Scientist Fisheries Conservationist Ocean Technician
Oceanographer Pharmacy Technician Range Manager
Outdoor Trip Leader Project Manager Resource Economist
Park Ranger Public Health Veterinarian Seismologist
Soil Conservation Tech. Urban And Regional Planner Wildlife Manager
Teacher Photographer Zoologist
Water/Wastewater Plant Operator

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Related Major Skills

Summarize research findings Attention to detail Analyze data
Perceive patterns & structures Applying logic to problems Evaluate data and results
Apply concepts Utilizing formulas Gather information
Apply knowledge creatively Define problems Assess risks
Use laboratory equipment Precision and accuracy Computer literacy
Technical writing Organize and report data Inform and explain
Written & Oral Reporting

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Job & Internship Search Links

SeaWork (be sure to check out these links also in SeaWork: CareerShift,,, and GoinGlobal)

Job Search Resources

Environmental Jobs

Environmental Jobs by State

Green Jobs Network

Green Collar Blog

SIERRA Club Hot Jobs for a Warming Climate

Environmental placement agencies

EcoEmploy: Environmental Jobs and Careers

EH&S Careers



Green Dream Jobs Joblink

The Student Conservation Association-Internship and job listings

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Pollution Online

Environmental Organizations Web Directory

Enviornmental Protection Agency on-line internet recruitment system

Environmental Jobs and Careers

EnviroDirectory MidAtlantic & EnviroDirectory New England (environmental majors job searching tool)

Cyber-Sierra's Natural Resources Job Search

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Texas A&M Wildlife and Fisheries Job Board-jobs and internships across the country, some international

Environmental Career Center

AWWA job listings

Wetland related jobs

Water quality positions

Where The Jobs Are In Solar And Wind Energy

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Career Planning Links

The Environmental News Network

Oceanography, Marine Science & Marine Biology

The Riley Guide

Career Guide: Nature & The Environment

Careers That Care

Outdoor Action Guide to Outdoor and Environmental Careers

Career Opportunities for Environmental Science Majors (from Rutgers Univ)


Profiles of Environmental Careers

Career Fields

Journal of Young Investigators Science Career Center

Women's Guide to a Sustainable Career

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Professional Association Links

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

National Environmental Health Association

Environmental Protection Agency

Ecological Society of America

Local Government Environmental Assistance Network

American Water Works Association

Society for Conservation Biology

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Miscellaneous Resources

Environment News from MSNBC Environmental Resources

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