Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Environmental Science

An environmental scientist studies the environment and develops solutions to environmental problems.   They analyze the air, the water, and soil and make sure that the environment is safe.  Environmental science is a field that integrates many physical and biological sciences such as ecology, physics, chemistry, biology, soil science, geology, atmospheric science, and geography.  To find work in the field an environmental scientist will need at a minimum a bachelor’s degree and in most cases a graduate degree is required.  Other helpful skills include computers, writing and speaking skills, and people’s skills. Here is some helpful information from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Salary: $65,280 Average yearly wages (US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2008)

Job availability: 85,900 jobs held in the field in 2008. (US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2008)

Job growth:  The number of jobs for environmental scientists is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2018. (US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2008)

Atlantic international University offers both Bachelor and Master degree on Environmental Science.  After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis.

Sample Courses include:
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Systems Modeling and Simulation for Natural Resource Management
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Resource and Environmental Economics
  • Watershed Management
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Law
  • Climatology
  • Hydrology

For more information on Environmental Science at Atlanticinternational University follow the following links:
Bachelor of Environmental Science (BS) program
Master of Environmental Science (MS) program

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