Environmental Science vs. Environmental Studies

Adapted from http://www.agiweb.org/workforce/reports/2009-AppendixA.pdf and http://sites.allegheny.edu/envsci/

Environmental sciences is the combination of biological, chemical, geological, and mathematical principles as they apply to the environment and environmental problems. Commonly, environmental sciences is thought of as the study of solving these problems, such as degradation and pollution of the environment, that may have been caused by humans. Environmental sciences also focuses on preserving and managing natural resources. Environmental studies broadens the field as it includes more emphasis on the political, economic, and social aspects related to the environment, topics which include sustainability.