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Top 112 Environmental Science Scholarships in February 2024

Written by Gabriel Jimenez-Ekman

Gabriel Jimenez-Ekman is a content editor and writer at Scholarships360. He has managed communications and written content for a diverse array of organizations, including a farmer’s market, a concert venue, a student farm, an environmental NGO, and a PR agency. Gabriel graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in sociology.

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Updated: September 26th, 2023

The field of environmental science becomes more and more important to the future of our world with every passing day. With the mounting environmental problems around the world, it’s only natural that organizations would begin to offer more and more environmental science scholarships to encourage a generation of climate scientists to create solutions for our world.

Whether you are majoring in environmental science or an adjacent field such as biology or ecology, you’ll find some great opportunities on this list. Each opportunity has been hand-vetted by our scholarship team and we’ve included scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students. Let’s get into it!

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$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

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1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

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The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
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$2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

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Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
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“Tuition Solution” Scholarship for STEM Students

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Offered by Scholarships360

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1 award worth $500
Deadline Jan 31, 2025
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

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Do you like figuring out solutions to difficult problems? Well, if you’re a current or aspiring STEM major, we have one for you! Our $500…Show More

Do you like figuring out solutions to difficult problems? Well, if you’re a current or aspiring STEM major, we have one for you! Our $500…Show More

Do you like figuring out solutions to difficult problems? Well, if you’re a current or aspiring STEM major, we have one for you! Our $500 “Tuition Solution” Scholarship is meant for high school juniors and seniors (graduating class of 2024 or 2025), as well as undergraduate and graduate students enrolled during the 2023-24 academic year who are looking for ways to fund their postsecondary education in STEM. In order to apply, you must write an essay about how your passion for STEM started and how the scholarship will help you fulfill your dreams. No matter which STEM field ignites your interest, we look forward to reading your essays. Please note that applicants will be reviewed based on both the quality of their essay and quantity of scholarships applied for on the Scholarships360 platform. Scholarships360 users who are more active on the platform will be given higher consideration. Apply today - it’s time to cell-e-brate you!Show Less

1 award worth $500
Deadline Jan 31, 2025
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
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$40,000 BigFuture Scholarship

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Offered by The College Board

Easy Application
Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application

Open to US-based high school students in the classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Open to US-based high school students in the classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Open to US-based high school students in the classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
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Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship

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Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $500
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

The tech industry is in dire need of more women. The Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship aims to change that by supporting the next generation…Show More

The tech industry is in dire need of more women. The Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship aims to change that by supporting the next generation…Show More

The tech industry is in dire need of more women. The Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship aims to change that by supporting the next generation of female leaders. This scholarship is open to women of any educational level and field of study who plan to use technology to make a positive impact on the world. While STEM and entrepreneurial experience is a plus, all women with a passion for tech are encouraged to apply. Join Calvin Rosser, who sponsors the scholarship, in elevating women in technology and driving innovation forward.Show Less

1 award worth $500
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
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Niche $25,000 No Essay Scholarship

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Offered by Niche

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Niche

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year.

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year.

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year.

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
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Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program

Offered by Fontana Transport, Inc.

Multiple awards worth up to $5,000
Deadline Mar 14, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Fontana Transport, Inc.

The Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program is funded by Fontana Transport, Inc., an organization that helps future leaders in their community pursue a higher education…Show More

The Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program is funded by Fontana Transport, Inc., an organization that helps future leaders in their community pursue a higher education…Show More

The Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program is funded by Fontana Transport, Inc., an organization that helps future leaders in their community pursue a higher education degree. Each year, the Fontana Transport, Inc. Scholars Program awards up to $5,000 to multiple underrepresented, high school seniors who will be first-generation college students and want to help their families and communities. For 2024, the program hopes to support students pursuing a degree in any of the following fields: Transportation Management, math, science, engineering, architecture, environmental design, pre-med, psychology, and/or the Spanish Language and Literature. If this scholarship sounds like a fit for you, keep on reading for more application details!Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $5,000
Deadline Mar 14, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
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Ocean Awareness Art Contest

Offered by Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs

Multiple awards worth up to $1,500
Deadline Jun 10, 2024
Grade Level High School Students

Offered by Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs

Are you an 11 - 18 year old who has a passion for saving the environment and/or the ocean? Additionally, would you like to make…Show More

Are you an 11 - 18 year old who has a passion for saving the environment and/or the ocean? Additionally, would you like to make…Show More

Are you an 11 - 18 year old who has a passion for saving the environment and/or the ocean? Additionally, would you like to make a statement about the impact of climate change through writing, artwork, or even dance? You might consider applying for the Ocean Awareness Art Contest! Dedicated to encouraging the next generation to get involved in ocean conservation (and environmentalism as a whole), the contest asks its applicants to create a piece of artwork that reflects an impact/aspect of the current environmental crisis and its effect on the ocean. Each year has a specific theme to focus on, with this year being climate change. If you would like to make a statement about climate change’s impact on the ocean through art, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $1,500
Deadline Jun 10, 2024
Grade Level High School Students
Get Started

$25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

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Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
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GeneTex Scholarship

Offered by GeneTex

Multiple awards worth $2,000
Deadline Jul 12, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by GeneTex

Are you a STEM major in college or university looking for help to pay off your degree? If so, consider applying for the GeneTex Scholarship!…Show More

Are you a STEM major in college or university looking for help to pay off your degree? If so, consider applying for the GeneTex Scholarship!…Show More

Are you a STEM major in college or university looking for help to pay off your degree? If so, consider applying for the GeneTex Scholarship! The scholarship is open to all STEM majors enrolled at an accredited postsecondary institution in good academic standing, including international students. Offered by GeneTex, the scholarship supports young scientists pursuing a postsecondary education to increase scientific advancement and future discoveries. GeneTex is a Texas-based life science, biotechnology company that develops and sells research reagents in the biomedical field. The GeneTex scholarship awards one student $2,000 biannually for use toward their education or other expenses. Typically, the deadlines for each year will fall in July and December or January of each year. If you are a STEM major looking for some help with tuition and fees, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth $2,000
Deadline Jul 12, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
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NYWEA Scholarship for College Students

Offered by New York Water Environment Association

Multiple awards worth $4,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by New York Water Environment Association

The NYWEA Scholarship for College Students is funded by the New York Water Environment Association, an organization that strives to serve the best interests of…Show More

The NYWEA Scholarship for College Students is funded by the New York Water Environment Association, an organization that strives to serve the best interests of…Show More

The NYWEA Scholarship for College Students is funded by the New York Water Environment Association, an organization that strives to serve the best interests of the public by promoting sustainable clean water quality management through science, education, and training. Each year, their NYWEA Scholarship for College Students awards $4,000 to multiple New York college students who want to pursue a career related to the environment. If this scholarship sounds like a fit for you, keep on reading for more application details.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $4,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

$10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Students

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Students
Apply

NYWEA Scholarship for High School Seniors

Offered by New York Water Environment Association

Multiple awards worth up to $4,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by New York Water Environment Association

The NYWEA Scholarship for College Students is offered by the New York Water Environment Association, an organization that strives to serve the best interests of…Show More

The NYWEA Scholarship for College Students is offered by the New York Water Environment Association, an organization that strives to serve the best interests of…Show More

The NYWEA Scholarship for College Students is offered by the New York Water Environment Association, an organization that strives to serve the best interests of the public by promoting sustainable clean water quality management through science, education, and training. Each year, their NYWEA Scholarship for High School Seniors awards up to $4,000 to New York high school seniors who want to pursue a career related to the environment. If this scholarship sounds like a fit for you, keep on reading for more application details.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $4,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

SEG Scholarships

Offered by Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Multiple awards worth up to $10,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Society of Exploration Geophysicists

The SEG Scholarships are funded by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, a global not-for-profit organization with a mission of supporting and providing encouragement and professional…Show More

The SEG Scholarships are funded by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, a global not-for-profit organization with a mission of supporting and providing encouragement and professional…Show More

The SEG Scholarships are funded by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, a global not-for-profit organization with a mission of supporting and providing encouragement and professional development resources to the geophysicists of today and tomorrow. Each year, the SEG Scholarships award up to $10,000 to high school seniors, college, and graduate students interested in pursuing a career in applied geophysics. If this scholarship sounds like a fit for you, keep on reading for more application details.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $10,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students
Get Started

$1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

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Offered by Appily

Easy Application
Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

Offered by Appily

Easy Application

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
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Association of California Water Agencies Scholarships

Offered by Association of California Water Agencies

2 awards worth $3,500
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level College Upperclassmen

Offered by Association of California Water Agencies

The Association of California Water Agencies Scholarships are awarded to two qualified undergraduate students each year. Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a…Show More

The Association of California Water Agencies Scholarships are awarded to two qualified undergraduate students each year. Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a…Show More

The Association of California Water Agencies Scholarships are awarded to two qualified undergraduate students each year. Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a water resources-related field related to engineering, agricultural and/or urban water supply, environmental studies, or public administration at the start of the academic year covered by the scholarship. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

2 awards worth $3,500
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level College Upperclassmen
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Clair A. Hill Scholarship

Offered by Association of California Water Agencies

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level College Upperclassmen

Offered by Association of California Water Agencies

The Clair A. Hill Scholarship is seeking undergraduate upperclassmen attending a University of California or California State University campus who are pursuing an undergraduate degree…Show More

The Clair A. Hill Scholarship is seeking undergraduate upperclassmen attending a University of California or California State University campus who are pursuing an undergraduate degree…Show More

The Clair A. Hill Scholarship is seeking undergraduate upperclassmen attending a University of California or California State University campus who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in a water resources-related field. This includes engineering, agricultural and/or urban water supply, environmental studies, or public administration. Bear in mind that applicants must be California residents and be able to commit to full-time enrollment for the academic year covered by the scholarship. Don't miss out on this opportunity to further your education and make a difference in the world of water resources!Show Less

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level College Upperclassmen
Get Started

$5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application
1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
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Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Offered by The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation

55 awards worth $7,000
Deadline Mar 6, 2024
Grade Level College Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation

Do you (a) plan to pursue a career related to the environment or (b) are a Native American or Alaska Native who plans to pursue…Show More

Do you (a) plan to pursue a career related to the environment or (b) are a Native American or Alaska Native who plans to pursue…Show More

Do you (a) plan to pursue a career related to the environment or (b) are a Native American or Alaska Native who plans to pursue a career related to Native American health care or tribal public policy? If so, the Udall Undergraduate Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards $7,000 each to approximately 55 college sophomores and juniors with a passion for leadership, public service, and a commitment to issues related to Native American nations or the environment. Three letters of recommendation that speak to your leadership, public service, and academic achievements are required. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

55 awards worth $7,000
Deadline Mar 6, 2024
Grade Level College Sophomores & Juniors
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Colorado Garden Foundation Full-Ride Scholarship

Offered by Colorado Garden Foundation

Multiple awards worth Full Ride
Deadline Mar 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Colorado Garden Foundation

Are you an incoming college freshman from Colorado planning on studying agriculture at an in-state, public university? If so, you might be interested in applying…Show More

Are you an incoming college freshman from Colorado planning on studying agriculture at an in-state, public university? If so, you might be interested in applying…Show More

Are you an incoming college freshman from Colorado planning on studying agriculture at an in-state, public university? If so, you might be interested in applying for the Colorado Garden Foundation Full-Ride Scholarship! The scholarship is open to incoming first-year students at Colorado public universities who plan on studying a field related to the environment or agriculture. The Colorado Garden Foundation, a nonprofit corporation, offers this opportunity to help fund students’ educations in hopes of furthering the horticultural industry. The recipients of the scholarship are awarded the full expenses to pay their tuition, fees, room & board, and books for the four years they are in school. Recipients also are provided with a laptop and a printer. If you are passionate about a career in the agriculture or environmental fields and would like to go to college entirely debt-free, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth Full Ride
Deadline Mar 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
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How to win environmental science scholarships

Now that you’ve got some great opportunities to apply to, it’s time to begin thinking about your applications. As each scholarship will likely receive many applicants, you’ll have to put in some effort in order to stand out from the crowd. One of the best ways to do this is to sit down and do some reflection before you even look at the prompts. Try asking yourself the following questions, and write down the first things that come to your mind in response. Don’t worry about formatting or succinct wording – just get all your thoughts out on the page:

  • What inspired you to study environmental science?
  • What have you accomplished that speaks to your potential in the field of environmental science?
  • How do you hope to change the world with your environmental science degree?
  • What environmental scientists do you look up to, and why? How do you hope to use the lessons you learned from them to shape your career?
  • Have you been personally impacted by environmental changes? How has this impacted your worldview?

Once you’ve finished answering these questions yourself, try asking your friends and family for input. Oftentimes, they will remember achievements that you may have forgotten about yourself. Write all of this down and have it on-hand when you begin your essays.

Tips for writing a scholarship essay

Now that you’ve got some good material to use in your essays, it’s time to begin laying out your information in a compelling and succinct manner. Luckily, we have some guides to help you through the process! Check out our guides on how to start a scholarship essay (with examples!) and how to write an essay about yourself. Here are a few more guides that can help you out as you fill out applications:

Resources for environmental science students

National Association of Environmental Professionals

The NAEP is an interdisciplinary national organization for professionals working with the environment. Its membership includes professionals from a wide variety of fields, all tackling the problems of environmental change. This is a great organization to help you contextualize your environmental work in the larger frame of what’s being done to combat climate change, and can offer some valuable networking opportunities.

Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences

The AESS is a national organization that helps improve environmental education across the country. It encourages collaboration between campuses and shared goals in the curriculums for environmental education. You can check out this organization’s efforts to see how you may expand your studies beyond the frame of your campus.

The Ecological Society of America

Environmental science students focusing on ecology should be sure to check out this organization. They offer a wide variety of resources, including national conferences, research journals, and access to databases of ecological studies. This is a great way to plug into a national network of like-minded professionals. You might be able to use this network to find a job, internship, mentor, or scholarship. You may even find the trajectory of your studies and career focus to shift based on what you learn about in their events!

Frequently asked questions about environmental science

Can environmental science majors apply for biology scholarships?

Many biology scholarships are open to environmental science majors, but this varies by individual opportunity. Your best bet is to check each scholarship individually to see who is eligible to apply.

Are environmental science majors considered STEM?

Environmental science is generally considered a STEM discipline! The National Science Foundation considers it to fall under the STEM category. Though individual definitions of STEM may vary, you’ll find that it usually includes environmental science.

What is the difference between environmental studies and environmental science?

Although these two fields address a similar subject matter, they take slightly different approaches. Environmental studies takes a more holistic approach to environmental change. The field addresses societal causes of environmental phenomena. Oftentimes, it will address how policy and political factors have shaped an environmental situation. Environmental science, on the other hand, takes a more technical approach. The field studies how natural systems work and then how different modifications can affect their dynamics.

So, you can think of the two fields as being very complementary. Environmental science studies how an ecosystem works and how different changes may affect it. Environmental studies addresses what has to go on in society to cause human interference, and how environmental changes affect human lives.

That being said, the two are by no means mutually exclusive. Environmental science students will get some education on how societal factors shape environmental change. And environmental studies students will learn about ecology and biology and the inner workings of natural systems.

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