Majors and Programs
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: Environmental Science - AGLS
Environmental science deals with the relationship between humans and nature. It integrates humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, as a way of envisioning and exploring specific solutions that will improve the health of the world around us.
Employment opportunities exist in industries concerned about pollutants and toxic waste by-products of their own manufacturing procedures, or among companies specializing in solid and toxic waste management, methods of pollution abatement, or groundwater testing and cleanup. Other employment opportunities include local, state, and federal government agencies engaged in development planning or monitoring compliance with environmental laws, or with monitoring air, groundwater, or surface water quality.
Iowa State's program focuses on interdisciplinary study that provides you with a framework for integrating all aspects of environmental systems. Your course work will cover forest ecology, soil science, biogeochemistry, aquatic ecology, and environmental issues and systems.
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