Land, Water, and Air
This option focuses on all three environmental media that can be affected by environmental contamination. Examines the interaction between the various media and the processes that influence the fate and potential toxicity of contaminants in the environment. Employers include companies involved in environmental clean-up and land restoration.
2016 Land, Water, and Air Option
2017 Land, Water, and Air Option
2018 Land, Water, and Air Option
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Water Science and Quality
Learn about a key ecosystem resource, fresh water, which is dangerously depleted or degraded in many places. This option concentrates on the science of water in the environment and water quality and quantity for drinking, irrigation, recreation, and industry. Employers include agencies involved in protecting water resources and industries that help keep water resources safe.
Land Restoration and Management
Gain an understanding of intelligent use of our landscapes. We need to understand the land’s capacity to support human activities like agriculture, development, and waste disposal while maintaining healthy ecosystems. Employment opportunities include the federal government, private foundations, and local planning commissions.