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Aspiring to graduate in environmental studies? Want to know about this discipline and what you can do after studying an environment course? Then you have landed on the right page. Here you will get the details of this discipline and the various job opportunities available to you if you opt for any course in environmental studies. Read further to know if this matches your skills, aptitude and interest.

Course overview

Environmental studies is a multidisciplinary academic field comprising of science- biology, chemistry, physics, commerce/ economics, geography, earth and marine sciences, and social sciences. This combination of multiple perspectives gives a wider understanding of natural and human environments to solve current environmental problems. It includes biological and earth sciences and is the study of conditions in which a person, animal or plants reside or operate. What is an environmentalist concerned with? They look into issues related to global warming, climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, land and water resource management, salinity, soil erosion, land degradation, flora and fauna, habitat destruction, deforestation, energy and mineral depletion, air and water pollution, groundwater contamination etc. If you are looking out for addressing the greatest challenges that the world faces today, a degree in environment is an appropriate choice.

Environment Courses

Click on a course name below to find the list of colleges offering Environment courses in India.

1. B.A General Forestry
2. B.A. Environmental Studies
3. B.E Environmental Engineering
4. B.Sc Environmental Science
5. B.Tech Environmental Engineering
6. Diploma Environmental Management
7. Diploma Natural Resources
8. M. Plan Environmental Planning
9. M.A Environmental Economics
10. M.B.A Environmental Management
11. M.E Soil & Water Conservation Engineering
12. M.E Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
13. M.E. Environmental Engineering
14. M.Phil Environmental Science
15. M.Phil Environmental Toxicology
16. M.Phil Geology
17. M.Sc Ecological Restoration
18. M.Sc Environmental Science & Technology
19. M.Sc Geo-Informatics
20. M.Sc Geology
21. M.Sc Marine and Coastal Studies
22. M.Tech Remote Sensing
23. M.Tech Remote Sensing & Wireless Sensor Networks
24. M.Tech Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System
25. M.Tech Water Resources Engineering and Management
26. Ph.D Environmental Science
27. Post Graduate Diploma Environment Management
28. Post Graduate Diploma Ground Water Exploration
29. Post Graduate Diploma Natural Resources

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Environment study group details

The courses related to environment are offered at degree, diploma and certificate levels in many government and private colleges and institutions. The courses include environmental sciences, environmental management, natural resources and environment, environmental engineering, waste management, environmental design, environmental planning, resource and environmental planning, environment policy, geography and environmental planning, international environmental policy, sustainability studies, urban and environmental policy and planning, environmental science and management etc. The studies cover a variety of subjects namely ecology, environmental sociology, ethics, geography, law, economics, pollution control, natural resource management, environmental planning, climate change, biodiversity, population dynamics, ecosystem, urbanisation etc. Apart from lectures, lab work a very important part of part of studies is field trips where one can explore and experience the different habitats, climates, land topography, flora, fauna and society.

A graduate or a post graduate in environmental science can find job opportunities in government departments of agriculture, food, rural affairs, mining, resources- minerals or petroleum, environmental agencies or consultancies etc. The job roles offered in this sector include conservation officer, scientist, recycling officer, green officer, waste management officer, town planner, toxicologist etc. If you love the environment and have a dire urge to contribute to make this world a better place, then course in environment is an apt option.