The Earth Sciences Department offers B.S. and B.A. degree options in Earth & Environment. The Earth & Environment program is a streamlined cross-disciplinary program that trains students to work in the broad fields of earth and environmental science. The program concentrates on the understanding of Earth's physical systems and the relationship of those systems to natural landscapes and human populations. The overall mission of the program is to prepare leaders, thinkers and planners to address and solve environmental challenges using interdisciplinary approaches. Concentration options: Earth and Environment
The major prepares students for a wide range of employment opportunities including those in government agencies, environmental protection and management agencies; water, sewer and power-generation utilities; analytical laboratories; environmental and engineering firms; construction companies, private industry management, K-12 education, and non-profit organizations. Specific fields may cover any one or more of the following: environmental protection, resource management, meteorology, climatology, hydrology, oceanography, environmental science, geologic hazards, remote sensing, cartography, environmental planning, geotechnical investigations, energy management and distribution; urban and regional planning, transportation, and K-12 teaching. The program also provides excellent training for graduate programs.