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The rapidly declining energy resources and the cutthroat demand for energy, by various industries and manufacturing units, have brought the subject area of Earth Sciences to the fore. The subject area promises immense and significant career options and opportunities to students pursuing it. Earth science, also known as Geo science, is an umbrella term that includes the study of all the four spheres of the Earth, the lithosphere, the biosphere, the atmosphere, and the hydrosphere. These are then narrowed down into more specific fields of study. Earth scientists study the impact of anthropogenic activities on our environment and then relate them to various disaster management programs. Earth sciences have many practical implications, and exert towards building a qualitative understanding of how our planet works and have evolved over time.

The increasing demand for energy, backed with the opportunity of exploration, provides colossal career options in the aforementioned field. The rapidly evolving climatic factors require an intense understanding of the earth's sustainability, by monitoring Earth's dramatic changes and contributing to an enhanced eco-critical perspective towards our planet.

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Study Levels

There are various study levels for students interested in pursuing a course in Environmental Science. These study levels include:
Certificate and Diploma courses
B.Sc. in Environmental Science and Wildlife Management
B.Sc. in Environmental Science and Water Management
B.Sc. in Environmental Science
Bachelor in Environment and Ecology
Diploma in Environment and Ecology
MBA in Forestry and Environment Management
M.Phil. (Environment Biology)
M.Phil. (Environmental Sciences)
M.Phil. (Sugar Technology)
M.Sc. (Disaster Mitigation)
M.Sc. (Earth Science)
M. Sc. (Ecology & Environmental Science)
M. Sc. (Environmental and Climate Change Management)
M.Sc. (Environmental Biotechnology)
M.Sc. (Environmental Chemistry)
M.Sc. (Environmental Management)
M.Sc. (Environmental Science & Technology)
M. Sc. (Environmental Science)
M. Sc. (Global Warming Reduction)
M. Sc. (Green Technology)
M. Sc. (Habitat and Population Studies)
M. Sc. (Life Science)
M. Sc. (Pollution Control)
M. Sc. (Sugar Technology)
M. Sc. (Sustainable Development)
M. Tech (Environmental Science and Technology)
M. Tech (Applied Botany)
M. Tech (Environmental Science)
PG Diploma in Environment
PG Diploma in Cooperation and Rural Studies
PG Diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development
PG Diploma in Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing
PG Diploma in Environmental Pollution Control Technology
PG Diploma in Environmental Sciences
Ph.D. in Environmental Science-related courses.

Specialisations

Earth Science is a massive subject area that can be specifically divided into various fields of specialisation. These are as follows:
Soil Ecology
Geographic Information Science
Geophysics and Geodynamics
Integrated Climate Sciences
Earth Structure and Dynamics
Pollution Prevention and Remediation
Disaster Management
Earthquake Engineering
Paleobiology and Evolution
Marine and Antarctic Science
Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering

Throwing Caps

Political Analysis and Public Policy
Environmental Science and Management
Sustainable Management and Production
Human Resource Management Development
Smart Energy Management
Global Public Policy
Geo-Engineering

Marine Environment Management
Earth Observation and GeoInformation Management
Online leadership and Sustainability
Environmental Bioscience in a Changing climate
Sustainable Crop Production: Agronomy for the 21st Century
Environment and Development
Water, Waste and Environmental Engineering

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Employability

The depleting resources of our planet Earth have led to urgency in reviewing the activities of our everyday lives. Hence, a deep understanding of Earth Sciences provides significant career opportunities in its sub-fields.

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    Students can develop the following job profiles under this subject area:
    Engineering Geologists
    Geo Hydrologists
    Geomorphologists
    Hydrologists and Mineralogists
    Petroleum Geologists
    Paleontologists
    Seismologists
    Stratigraphers

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    There are also specific job roles that meet the modern industrial demands and can be of an area of interest to the students. These include:
    Environmental Consultant
    Remote Sensing Specialist
    Groundwater Specialist
    Mining or Marine Engineer
    Environmental Scientist
    Oceanographer
    Environmental Lawyer