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The PhD program begins with submitting a research proposal to the concerned university. Once approved and admitted through the selection process you will be attending some high level seminars covering topics concerning your research area. The seminars are combined with coursework and some original research done by you. You will have to prepare a dissertation based on the research and defend it in front of the dissertation committee through viva-voce. Once you earn your PhD you are now amongst the most skilled in your area of specialization. Working professionals can opt for a part time program. However, a full time format helps as you get to do regular face-to-face interaction with the faculty and can use facilities such as laboratories and libraries available in the campus. The coursework and research is on areas that are our present environment concerns like global warming, pollution of air and water, soil erosion, desertification, deforestation, melting polar caps and declining ice cover in glaciers. Then there are topics on waste management, sewage treatment, etc.
For potential environment scientists there are possibilities of joining the research sector in the government or non-profit organizations. There are positions in management, consulting services and in doing scientific research. One can opt to join academics and have a career as a professor. One can also join the numerous areas of environmental science as an oceanographer, hydrologist, seismologist, energy conservationist, climate change analyst, botanist, ecologist, geographer, conservation scientist, wildlife biologist and so on.
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