The Earth Science major provides students with applied and theoretical knowledge of Earth’s physical environment including its geology, weather and climate, hydrology and astronomical relationships and prepares them for geoscience careers. Earth scientists use field, laboratory and computational methods to gather and interpret Earth systems data to improve our quality of life and provide targeted information for environmental problem solving, natural hazard monitoring and protection, and policy-making. By applying logic, reasoning, and knowledge of the forces that shape the earth, Earth scientists can reconstruct the past and anticipate the future. With an Earth Science degree, students will gain applied science knowledge through hands-on learning experiences that prepare them for professional careers in natural resource exploration, natural hazard mitigation, geotechnical assessment, environmental consulting, and geological research.
As a requirement for graduation, all Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Department majors must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 for all courses constituting the major curriculum. Exceptions must be requested via petition to the department's appeal committee.
For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences department page.
For related information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/geoscientists.htm
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This major does not require a minor.
Bulletin Year: 2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Bulletin