Students who enroll in a Master of Science in Environmental Science degree program are equipped with the skills and knowledge required to study and protect the environment. These programs typically take two years to complete and can focus on conservation, as well as environmental biology, policy, education, and resource management. Students are typically required to complete environmental research and experiments, in addition to attending classes. Depending on the program, courses may cover pollution control, sustainability, and forest conservation. Graduates of these tracks can go on to work as environmental or climate control scientists, in addition to geoscientists and physicists.