is a multidisciplinary academic field which systematically studies human interaction
with the environment. Environmental studies connects principles from the physical sciences, commerce/economics, the humanities,
and social sciences to address complex contemporary environmental issues. It is a broad field of study that includes the natural environment
, the built environment
, and the relationship between them. The field encompasses study in basic principles of ecology and environmental science, as well as associated subjects such as ethics
, urban planning
and social justice
, pollution control
and natural resource management
There are many Environmental Studies degree programs, including a Master's degree
and a Bachelor's degree
. Environmental Studies degree programs provide a wide range of skills and analytical tools needed to face the environmental issues of our world head on. Students in Environmental Studies gain the intellectual and methodological tools to understand and address the crucial environmental issues of our time and the impact of individuals, society, and the planet.
In 2008, The Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences
(AESS) was founded as the first professional association in the interdisciplinary field of environmental studies in the United States. In 2010, the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) agreed to advise and support the Association. In March of 2011, The Association's scholarly journal, the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences
(JESS), commenced publication.
In the United States, many high school students are able to take environmental science as a college-level course.
Over 500 colleges and universities in the United States offer environmental studies as a degree.
Worldwide, programs in environmental studies may be offered through colleges of liberal arts, life science, social science or agriculture. Students of environmental studies use what they learn the sciences, social sciences, and humanities to better understand environmental problems and potentially offer solutions to them. Students look at how we interact with the natural world and come up with ideas to prevent its destruction. Top Universities Worldwide for Environmental Studies 
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