Geology vs Environmental sciencesWatch
So I wont be going to uni until 2021 but I'm not sure which course to take. I'm mainly interested in earth sciences and anything to do with environment. I'm not sure what career I want to do however, I want to be able to do loads of field work and take samples and test them in a lab. That's what I want to do and I'm not sure which one would be better. I'm also interested in environmental toxicology and geochemistry however I don't want to be restricted to just geology that's the thing. So what would be better?
As I say though, it's completely possible to go into the kind of work you're describing from either background. One word of warning - there are big differences between Earth Sciences courses, some of them are basically just rebranded geology (which isn't what you want, from what you've written) whereas other courses will be more up your street. When you're looking for Earth sciences courses, make sure you look for courses with plenty of geochemistry/environmental modules.