Hi! I really love learning about the environment, and my ideal major would be Environmental Policy/Environmental Studies from a social science perspective. However, I am planning on majoring in Environmental Science instead, in order to get a more technical, science-related background that will allow me to work in science (such as in renewable energy, a field I am deeply interested in) if I choose to moving forward. However, I am currently planning on going to law school and eventually becoming an environmental lawyer. Thus, I want to ensure that I can still continue an education rich in writing, reading, and analyzation skills in order to give me a good foundation for law school. Further, my favorite subjects in school ARE history and social science classes; I would hate to give these up if I only studied Environmental science!
So, I wanted input on this matter: would it make sense to double major in Environmental Studies/Policy AND Environmental Science (even though these two are usually the two majors contained under the same umbrella of an Environmental Studies Department?) I suppose, since the two majors can sometimes already share some of the same requirements, that it would be relatively easy to complete a double major in these two fields.
Or, would it make sense to branch out into a different field completely for a second major, if it would be seen as useless to pursue the double major as I discussed above? I could double major in Environmental Science and History, for example, or Environmental Science and Philosophy. Even though the second major would be useless in terms of a science career, they would help prepare me for the critical thinking and writing skills I would need for a career in law, and they would satisfy my desire to study the topics I love!
Thank you in advance for your advice and input!