Environmental Science vs. Biology

<p>Hi guys,</p>

<p>I'm interested currently in attaining an eventual JD/MBA. I'm most interested in environmental law, or business and economics concerning the environment.</p>

<p>Right now, I don't know what to major in as far as undergraduate studies. I don't know if I want to major in Environmental Science (I know a lot of people who do, is it useless?) or something like Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, as it pertains to the environment as well.</p>

<p>Which one is more marketable, and will help me more in the future?</p>

<p>I'd be willing to double-major, but due to the fact that I may want to study environmental law, I might want the second major to be either Psychology or Sociology.</p>

<p>Thank you!</p>


<p>Environmental science has a more applied focus than an ecology & evolution, which is more research-focused. Environmental science focuses on sources and monitoring of environmental pollution, its prevention, and its remediation. It's broader than biology in that it might incorporate aspects of geology, hydrology, climatology, toxicology, etc.. Some programs offer a track in environmental law, economics, and policy. So, for immediate employment prospects, it would seem to be more marketable, and more relevant to your stated interests.</p>