B.Sc. Environmental Science

Dec. 20, 2016, 4:21 p.m.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science is an Environmental Science undergraduate course. Environmental Science covers the study of subjects like understanding of earth processes, evaluating alternative energy systems, pollution control and mitigation, natural resource management, effects of global climate change, etc. The course covers the study of topics like Ecosystem Dynamics, Biodiversity Components, Natural Resources and Forest Management, Physico Chemical Environment, Environmental Techniques & Impact Assessment, Pollution Control, Industrial Hygiene, Radiation Protection, Hazardous Waste Management, Toxic Materials Control, Water Supply & Water Management, etc. The duration of this course is three years and the course is divided into six semesters.

How is B.Sc. Environmental Science Course Beneficial?

  • B.Sc. (Environmental Science) degree serves as a basis for further higher studies in this field such as M.Sc., Ph.D. and M.Phil. degree in Environmental Science, the successful completion of which makes one eligible for the post of a lecturer in any university/college as well as for an observer or a scientist.
  • B.Sc. (Environmental Science) degree graduates have the options of pursuing a career in various specializations of Environmental Science such as in Water and Watershed, Environmental Chemistry, Toxicology and Risk Assessment, Environmental Education, Environmental Policy and Conflict Management, Wildlife & Forestry, Disaster Preparedness & Executive Fire Leadership, Environmental Science & Engineering, Fire Science, Occupational Safety & Health/Environmental Management, etc.
  • Urbanization brought up by industrialization has disturbed the natural balance of the environment. As a result there is increased realization about the protection and conservation of the environment. Thus Environmental Science graduates have multiple career options.
  • They can work with different government departments/agencies and also with the Private sector firms working for environmental protection.

Eligibility

  • The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing a B.Sc. (Environmental Science) degree is qualifying 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Some reputed colleges and institutes demand a minimum of 50% marks in 10+2 as qualifying criteria to secure admission in this degree course.
  • Some of the reputed colleges and institutes also conduct entrance examination to get admission to their B.Sc. (Environmental Science) degree course. Selection to the degree course in these colleges is based on marks secured in the final merit i.e. total marks aggregated in the final exams of 10+2 and the entrance exam.

Syllabus

Sem. I 

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study

1

Elements of Ecology

2

Ecosystem Dynamics

Sem. II

1

Biodiversity Components

2

Biodiversity, Conservation and Ecosystem Services

Sem. III

1

Renewable and Non, Renewable Energy Resources,

2

Natural Resources and Forest Management

Sem. IV

1

Physico Chemical Environment

2

Environmental Pollution

Sem. V

1

Environmental Monitoring

2

Environmental Techniques & Impact Assessment

Sem. VI

1

Environmental Management

2

Eco Restoration and Development

Course Suitability

  • Candidates those who have research skills and the ability to solve problems, useful in both environmental and non-environmental-related jobs; competence in developing arguments from different points of view including scientific, ethical and philosophical perspectives are the good suit for this course.
  • Second, who have the ability to collect, analyze and communicate complex and often diverse technical data to others, developing both written and oral communication skills also are good match for it.
  • Those who want to become teacher and lecturer also are suitable for it.

B.Sc. Environmental Science Colleges

  • Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara
  • Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Agricultural Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur
  • Cochin University of Science and Technology - CUSAT, Kochi
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune

Employment Areas

  • Agriculture Industry
  • Distilleries
  • Fertilizer Plants
  • Food Processing Industries
  • Forest and Environment Department
  • Mines
  • NGOs
  • Pollution Control Boards
  • Refineries
  • Textile Mills
  • Universities
  • Urban Planning Commissions
  • Waste Treatment Industries
  • Water Resources Management Companies

Job Types

  • Conservation Hydrologist
  • Assist. Director - Waste Management
  • Environment Journalist
  • Environment Photographer
  • Forest Carbon Specialist
  • Lecturer
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Fellow
  • Senior Catastrophe Risk Modeller
  • Senior Program Officer
  • Wildlife Film-maker
  • Wildlife Photographer

Advance Courses in B.Sc. Environmental Science

  • M.Sc. (Environmental Science)
  • M.Phil. (Environmental Sciences)


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