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Definitions of environmental engineering and environmental science as adopted by the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.

The professional discipline of environmental engineering is defined as the application of engineering principles to improve and maintain the environment for the protection of human health, for the protection of nature's beneficial ecosystems, and for environment-related enhancement of the quality of human life.

The professional discipline of environmental science is defined as the application of scientific principles to improve and maintain the environment for the protection of human health for the protection of nature's beneficial ecosystems, and environment-related enhancement of the quality of human life.

Additional information is available by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition at the links below.

Environmental Engineering: Career Information

Environmental Science: Career Information


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