Career In Environmental Science

Are you curious about….. what happens if all the trees in the rainforest will cut down or the hazardous Chemicals will spill into a river or ocean?

Then you can find answers to these questions in “Environmental Science”.

Environmental Science is a branch of science which studies the effects of physical, chemical, and biological conditions of the environment and their effect on organisms.

Environmental Science also deals with “Ecology”. Ecology is the study of how organisms interact with our environment.

“Environmental science has emerged from the field of medicine and natural history.”

Environmental science is also known as Environmental Engineering also called as an interdisciplinary field because it includes the fields from the social science and the humanities.

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Apart from the study of biological and physical characters of the environment, it also includes the social and cultural factors and impact of humans on the environment.

Importance of Environmental Science:

  • To know more about the sustainable way of living.
  • Understand the behaviour of organisms under natural conditions.
  • To educate and aware people about environmental problem & issues.
  • To use natural resources more effectively without harming the environment.
  • It teaches the human beings the importance of our environment and how to conserve it.

There are other branches of environmental science like atmospheric science which focus on the Earth’s atmosphere. Another is ecology, the study of how organisms interact with the environment and which focuses on chemical alterations in the environment, such as water pollution and soil contamination which is also known as environmental chemistry.

Career Scope

There is a vast scope in private or in the government sector for the environments science degree holders. Under this course, aspirants can apply for a research degree in government organizations. Candidates those holding M.Sc degree in Environmental Science can find many lucrative career opportunities in India as well as in abroad.


“There are plenty of courses in this field.”

Students can opt certificate, diploma, bachelors, masters and Ph.D courses in this field. For UG courses, students must have passed 10+2 examination with science stream and for PG courses, students should have a bachelor degree in the related field.

career in environmental science

Some most sought courses trending among the students are:

Certificate Courses:

  • Certificate in Environmental Studies (CES)
  • Certificate Courses in Environmental Science

Diploma Courses:

  • Diploma in Environmental Science
  • Diploma in Environmental Law
  • Diploma in Environment Protection

Bachelor Courses:

  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Environmental Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science & Water Management

Master Courses:

  • Master of Philosophy in Environmental Sciences
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Environment
  • Master of Science (M.Sc) in Environmental Management

Ph.D Courses:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Earth Science
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Admission & Eligibility

How to get admission in these courses?

For undergraduate courses, students must have passed the 10+2 examination with science subjects (Biology, Mathematics and Chemistry).

For admission in postgraduate courses, students should have hold a bachelors degree in the science subjects or related fields.

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Admissions will be based on the marks obtained in the qualifying examination while some other colleges and universities conduct their own entrance exams to screen candidates for admissions.

Here are some top colleges from where you can pursue courses in this field:

  • University of Delhi, Delhi
  • Aligarh Muslim University, Jaunpur
  • National Environmental Research Institute, Nagpur
  • Amity University, Noida
  • Forest Research Institute, Dehradun
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi

Career & Jobs

“Environmental Science is a broad and generalized field with endless job opportunities.”

Environmental Science is that branch of study where you can find numbers of ways to protect our environment with the reliable use of resources. So, it offers a plethora of job opportunity for environmental scientists as well as for environmental biologists, environmental engineers, environmental modellers and environmental journalists. Environmental scientists are employed by the mines, fertilizer plants, textile and dying industry, food processing units, etc.

After holding a degree in this field you will get the variety of careers to choose from. They can easily work in government and private organization and many other industries. You can also opt to teach jobs in colleges or universities.

In this sector you can be employed by various organizations are such as Pollution Control Board, Water Authority and Urban Planning. Many private organizations like Food processing industries, Refineries, Distilleries and Fertilizer plants are also offering various job opportunities for the graduates in this field.

You can avail jobs in fertilizer plants and can also work in food processing companies as Managers. Other jobs present for graduates in this field are an Environmental Journalist in any newspaper, magazine or television station.  Many NGOs are growing in working on the issues regarding the environment so, you can also join these organizations according to your choice.

Job Titles:

  • Environmental Scientist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Science Manager
  • Lecturer
  • Wildlife Film-maker
  • Environment Photographer
  • Environment Journalists
  • Conservation Hydrologist
  • Director of Waste Management

Careers can be found in environmental monitoring organizations, environmental consultancies, universities, Industries, distilleries, fertilizer plants, NGOs, Pollution Control Boards, Public Institutions and Private Industries and Firms and many others.

Salary & Pay Scale

“Salary packages are good in this field.”

In India, the minimum salary of a bachelor’s degree holder in this field is around Rs. 3 to 4 lacs per annum.

With a good experience in this field along with masters or Ph.D degree, the average salary can go up to Rs. 6 to 8 lacs per annum.

Salary packages in this field also depend upon various factors such as the size of the organization, sectors, working location, education and various other factors.

Books & Study Materials

Some best books to study environmental science are mentioned here:

  • Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
  • Global Water: Issues and Insights by David Allendes
  • Global Warming: Causes, Impacts and Remedies by Bharat Raj Singh
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences by Imran Ahmad Dar, Mithas Ahmad Dar
  • Data Analysis for Environmental Science and Management by Bruce Kendall, Chris Costello
  • The Forgiving Air: Understanding Environmental Change by Richard C. J. Somerville

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  1. Swikriti Basnet says:

    Sir,can you suggest me reputed companies abroad that would hire MSc in Environmental Science.

  2. Tushar Maloo says:

    Sir I am in 10th standard and I’ve alot of interest on environment studies and love to solve environmental issues. Can you please tell me what to do and from where to do after my 12th. And what are the job opportunities for this?

  3. Tushar says:

    Sir I am in 10th standard and I’ve alot of interest on environment studies and love to solve environmental issues. Can you please tell me what to do and from where to do after my 12th. And what are the job opportunities for this?

  4. Anshul aggarwal says:

    Sir I am doing MSC environmental science from Gautam Budhaa University greater Noida… I am in fourth semester right now. What are the fields that I can opt after my post graduation and also the institute or labs where I can work . Please suggest me as soon as possible. Thank you

    • Mohit Negi says:

      you can work as Environmental consultant or Environmental education officer in private companies also you can apply for govt jobs in ministry of environment and forest.

  5. Chepeu Belho says:

    Hello mamdam/Sir,
    Well I want to ask a question . Actually I’m an Arts student and I’m in my final year but I want to take up Environmental studies in my master so will I be able to take up this subject in my master ? I’m taking Environmental studies in final year so will I be able to take this subject ?

  6. Iti says:

    Plz suggest name of private companies and governmental organisation which give jobs to environmental specialist

  7. Omedul says:

    Sir I am doing BSc in triple major (Biotechnology biochemistry and genetics).
    I am interestedin environmental science.
    Am I eligible to do MSc in Environmental science?

  8. Ritu says:

    i m students of appearing msc environmental science tell us what can I do after completing msc.. Job options

  9. PREETHA P says:

    I got 87.42 % in 12th ….will you please give me information about some of the best colleges and universities for BSc environmental science around India…

  10. SHIKHA says:

    I have completed msc in environmental science and graduation in life science plz let me now the job opportunities near ncr related to biodiversity conservation.

  11. neelam Sidar says:

    I am doing my graduation( but
    After graduation I want to go in environment science so please provide me collage in bilaspur

  12. Gajendra kumar says:

    sir I have copmleted (environment) tell me job source of information provided places

  13. Anonymous says:

    I m in msc environmental science first semester but my dream is to become a civil servant how I fullfill my dream pls suggest….pls

  14. VISHNU.M says:

    Sir, I have completed BSC in Environment and Water management, can I get the details of what kind of job I can apply and how can I get those job

    • prem says:

      me too hd cmpltd BSc. in environment and water management , now further what to do should i go for higher courses and what to course should me pursue for best salary jobs with most demanding jobs

  15. Santosh says:

    Sir suggest me that students have any opportunities to do research in foreign after doing msc in environmental science( jnu) , from government authorities.

  16. Ashiev says:

    Are there any oppurtunities and colleges for completing PG environmental science in foriegn countries??
    Please do reply me if you have any ideas.

  17. Anand lakhavara says:

    I am not sure to my career.
    Because I don’t suggest.which course is best bio technology& bsc Environmental science.
    Please replay me.

  18. santhosh says:

    Sir /madam. I am just joined to Bsc environmental science . Can I know the scope job salry. .and how will Be the career

  19. Tushar says:

    Please I not sure about carrier in this field let me know about job in India and abroad any one college in Gujarat give placement ? What the package of this course

  20. Shradha says:

    I will finish my 12th std. Next year my subjects are physics,chemistry and biology, I don’t have maths. Am I eligible to pursue environmental science?
    If yes, how shud I prepare for it ? Can you name good college for environmental science in Bangalore ?

  21. chandana urang says:

    I am last semester student of in environmental management. What types of jobs suits for me..

  22. Vyshnavi says:

    Is mpc students are eligible to study BSC agriculture

  23. Anu says:

    My sister has completed environment science + Sustainable future… Scopes & job opportunities in india
    She is from london

  24. Rodney says:

    want to do BSC in Environmental science after my +2.

    what are the Good colleages in AP and Telenagana.

    Does this branch have future in abroad….

  25. samridh vaibhav says:

    I want to career in environmental engineering science ,scope, job,business idea in this field and which college’s applying now and which colleges provides these branch

  26. Artikotnala says:

    I do environment from ignou…can u pls suggest me, wht should I do now to get a job

  27. salma sulthana A says:

    i have studied my PG degree in environmental science . can u please send some job links in this field for my future use

  28. Pravin M Ahire says:

    Sir,now im doing pg course in env sci bt im little bit scared about jobs n career in that sub.
    So plz guide me for that n suggest me which was latest job in env sci.

  29. Bhavin says:

    Sir I am not sure to my career . Two study environment science and biotechnology. Which course are important in future.

  30. aakash says:

    I am in class 12 science and i want to join bsc environment so how i join this and how many persent is need

    • Sarvgyan says:

      you can first look for the universities offering these courses, then you can check their admission process. The admission are generally based on 12th percentage or entrance test.

    • Sarvgyan says:

      you can first look for the universities offering these courses, then you can check their admission process. The admission are generally based on 12th percentage or entrance test.

  31. job sources of information says:

    Sir, I am complet pg diploma in environmental studies.pls tell me job sources of information provided places.

  32. prem boipai says:

    m pursuing BSc in environmental and water management so what to do after cmpltng it for better future in my way to hv satisfaction carrier

  33. Bongu durgaprasad says:

    Environmental science per month 60000 salary really future but what ido this course i like wild life what study

  34. jayaveersinh says:

    Respcted aurthority
    I completed my in organic chemistry,i wan to admission in phd in environmental science is it possible?can i i net exam in environmental science?

  35. Harish.dadgi says:

    Hi sir im frm bidarin smallvillage i want to do tbis environmental science course so can u send me information about this corse yet im in 1 st pu soim more interested in environmental probloms plese send information

  36. bindu says:

    hi sir… is pg diploma in environmental sciences equal to pg? can i do phd after pg diploma?
    i am a btech graduate(EEE). My plan is to do pg diploma in environmental sciences from IGNOU, then Mtech in environmental sciences. after this, i want to do phd. is my plan right? or am i taking any wrong step?

  37. himabindu says:

    I have completed btech in electrical. i have environmental sciences as elective in 3rd year. can i do mtech in environmental studies? which colleges provides this mtech course in Hyderabad?

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