Understand the fate of chemicals in the environment and the impact agriculture can have on the fate and transport of chemicals in the environment.
Get an ecological perspective on the relationships and interdependence of organisms in terrestrial and aquatic habitats.
Understand how environmental or occupational factors (physical, chemical, and biological) interact with the human body causing an adverse impact on human health or the ecological balances essential to long-term health.
Understand the impacts of environmental contaminants on the plants and animals of a region.
Work out an individual plan of study with your academic advisor to prepare you for any aspect of environmental sciences that may not be covered by one of the existing emphasis areas.
Understand water movement in terrestrial and aquatic systems and how it impacts pollutant movement.
Katy Smith, Ph.D., an assistant professor in both the environmental sciences and biology majors at the U of M, Crookston details the six different areas of emphasis students can choose from within the environmental sciences degree.
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