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Environmental Biology

Environmental science is an interdisciplinary academic field that integrates physical, biological and information sciences (including ecology, biology, physics, chemistry, plant science, zoology, mineralogy, oceanography, limnology, soil science, geology and physical geography (geodesy), and atmospheric science) to the study of the environment, and the solution of environmental problems. Environmental science emerged from the fields of natural history and medicine during the Enlightenment. Today it provides an integrated, quantitative, and interdisciplinary approach to the study of environmental systems.

Related areas of study include environmental studies and environmental engineering. Environmental studies incorporates more of the social sciences for understanding human relationships, perceptions and policies towards the environment. Environmental engineering focuses on design and technology for improving environmental quality in every aspect.

Environmental scientists work on subjects like the understanding of earth processes, evaluating alternative energy systems, pollution control and mitigation, natural resource management, and the effects of global climate change. Environmental issues almost always include an interaction of physical, chemical, and biological processes. Environmental scientists bring a systems approach to the analysis of environmental problems. Key elements of an effective environmental scientist include the ability to relate space, and time relationships as well as quantitative analysis.

Environmental science came alive as a substantive, active field of scientific investigation in the 1960s and 1970s driven by (a) the need for a multi-disciplinary approach to analyze complex environmental problems, (b) the arrival of substantive environmental laws requiring specific environmental protocols of investigation and (c) the growing public awareness of a need for action in addressing environmental problems. Events that spurred this development included the publication of Rachel Carson's landmark environmental book Silent Spring along with major environmental issues becoming very public, such as the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, and the Cuyahoga River of Cleveland, Ohio, "catching fire" (also in 1969), and helped increase the visibility of environmental issues and create this new field of study.

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Matching Environmental Biology Colleges

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
Four or more years; Public; $17,622 average out-state tuition; $5,742 average in-state tuition
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Four or more years; Public; $16,320 average out-state tuition; $6,670 average in-state tuition
Michigan State University
Four or more years; Public; $40,024 average out-state tuition; $15,375 average in-state tuition
Monmouth University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $36,032 average out-state tuition; $36,032 average in-state tuition
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
Four or more years; Public; $18,730 average out-state tuition; $7,492 average in-state tuition
Boston University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $50,980 average out-state tuition; $50,980 average in-state tuition
Sewanee-The University of the South
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $40,812 average out-state tuition; $40,812 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Environmental Biology Majors

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FIRST Scholarship - Tulane University

FIRST

$30,000 April 15, 2020 See Details

FIRST Scholarship - Tulane University

FIRST

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$30,000

deadline

April 15, 2020
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Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

$19,000 Varies See Details

Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

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$19,000

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President's Scholarship - Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan University

Up to $12,000 Varies See Details

President's Scholarship - Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan University

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Up to $12,000

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Keynote Scholarship

National Space Club

$10,000 December 02, 2019 See Details

Keynote Scholarship

National Space Club

award

$10,000

deadline

December 02, 2019
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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

Up to $7,500 January 31, 2020 See Details

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

award

Up to $7,500

deadline

January 31, 2020
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Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Idaho State University

Up to $7,000 Varies See Details

Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Idaho State University

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Up to $7,000

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Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Udall Foundation

Up to $7,000 March 05, 2020 See Details

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Udall Foundation

award

Up to $7,000

deadline

March 05, 2020
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Biology Advantage Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

$6,700 Varies See Details

Biology Advantage Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

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$6,700

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Montana Minds Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

$6,000 Varies See Details

Montana Minds Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

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$6,000

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Titmus Foundation Scholarship

Averett University

$5,000 Varies See Details

Titmus Foundation Scholarship

Averett University

award

$5,000

deadline

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