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Best Global Universities for Environmental Sciences Degree by QS

Review best universities & colleges for Environmental Sciences degree ranked by QS

Different agencies use different metrics to evaluate universities around the world, however the most common factors are : a) Academic achievements b) Employability c) Educational process d) Research facilities e) International outlook as to number of international students and faculty f) Citation by each faculty g) Student Faculty ratio etc.

Subject ranking is conducted every year by QS, many ranking indicators such as Global research reputation, Regional research reputation, subject publications, subject books, International collaboration & total citations data is computed for subject ranking.

Environmental Sciences

Environmental science is a branch of science that deals with the study of natural and unnatural processes and the way physical, chemical and biological components of the planet interact with the environment. The focus of the subject is towards understanding how our natural environment works, how is our interaction with it and how that interaction affects the natural environment. A degree in Environmental science can be very challenging however rewarding as it offers exciting opportunities to grow and advance. A typical environmental scientist analyzes effects on ecosystem due to industrial chemicals and waste, help in policy making to reduce dangers, gather information from the field to monitor the environment or work in research laboratories.

Various Major under Environmental Sciences

This multidisciplinary subject can be categorized into four different branches on the surface of it. 1) Geoscience – the study of natural science on Earth, 2) Ecology – the study of interaction of living organisms with other living and non-living things around them, 3) Atmospheric Science – the study of earth’s atmosphere and lastly 4) Environmental Chemistry – the study of biochemical processes on earth.The majors under Environmental sciences include Animal Sciences, Forestry, Agriculture, Geology, Biology, Botany, Zoology, Ecology, Environmental studies, Environmental Science, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Natural Resources Management, Plant Science, Soil Science, and so on.

Career opportunities for Environmental Sciences

If you are an Environmental Science graduate then you are encouraged to take internships, research projects and extension work for you to gain hands-on experience. There are many career profiles to consider. 1) Livestock Manager 2) Research Scientist 3) Plant Physiologist 4) Soil Scientist 5) Ecologist 6) Geochemist 7) Environmental scientist 8) Oceanographer 9) Parasitologist 10) Pollution Engineer 11) Environmental Consultant 12) Toxicologist 13) Forest Pathologist 14) Wildlife Manager 15) Geophysicist and more.

Below is a list of top Environmental Sciences Universities sorted by QS

Stanford University

Stanford University

United States of America

1
QS
8
US News
2
Shanghai
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

United States of America

2
QS
-
US News
9
Shanghai
Harvard University

Harvard University

United States of America

2
QS
1
US News
1
Shanghai
University of Oxford

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

4
QS
5
US News
76-100
Shanghai
5
QS
-
US News
3
Shanghai
6
QS
8
US News
76-100
Shanghai
University of California Berkeley

University of California Berkeley

United States of America

7
QS
23
US News
13
Shanghai
8
QS
41
US News
22
Shanghai
9
QS
4
US News
46
Shanghai
9
QS
-
US News
7
Shanghai
11
QS
19
US News
40
Shanghai
12
QS
-
US News
51-75
Shanghai
13
QS
-
US News
20
Shanghai
14
QS
25
US News
23
Shanghai
15
QS
102
US News
51-75
Shanghai
University of California Davis

University of California Davis

United States of America

16
QS
104
US News
5
Shanghai
17
QS
132
US News
15
Shanghai
Yale University

Yale University

United States of America

18
QS
29
US News
32
Shanghai
California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology

United States of America

19
QS
-
US News
19
Shanghai
University of California Los Angeles

University of California Los Angeles

United States of America

20
QS
36
US News
76-100
Shanghai
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