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Bachelor Environmental Sciences

ETH Zurich
Bachelor's degree
On campus
Zurich
English
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Program description

Bachelor Environmental Sciences

Specialists for the Environment

Protecting the environment, making sustainable use of resources and conserving them for future generations are some of the biggest challenges facing mankind today. These are precisely the topics which form the focus of environmental sciences, with researchers investigating the impact of global warming, shedding light on how we can protect ecosystems and testing out methods of preventing the spread of pollutants.

During the first two years of the Bachelor’s degree program, students develop fundamental knowledge of the basic principles of mathematics and the natural sciences, complemented by a grounding in environmental law and economics. Building on this disciplinary knowledge, students are then familiarized with environmental systems (atmosphere, hydrosphere and pedosphere) through lectures, exercises, practical sessions and excursions.

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Career opportunities

Career profile

Environmental scientists work in a range of professional fields, their interdisciplinary training makes them highly sought-after experts. Nowadays, environmental and planning offices, public administration, insurance providers, financial institutions and other service companies all need the expertise of highly qualified environmental specialists, as do political bodies and organizations involved in international cooperation.

Environmental scientists are typically employed as, for example, project managers for environmental organizations, specialists in sustainable investment products, risk experts for dealing with natural disasters, environmental consultants for building projects, forest rangers for Swiss cantons, research scientists or lecturers at universities of applied sciences and other educational institutions.

About this institute

ETH Zurich

Freedom and individual responsibility, entrepreneurial spirit and open-mindedness: ETH Zurich stands on a bedrock of true Swiss values. The university for science and technology dates back to the year 1855, when the founders of modern-day Switzerland created it as a...


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