Earth Science

Earth Science

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As an earth science major, your education will have a foundation in a range of science fields including meteorology, hydrology, environment, and geology.  You will start with a base of mathematics and physics, then you will be able to tailor your selected emphasis through an array of electives.  Through hands-on laboratories, student research, internships, and fieldwork experiences, you will also develop skills to practice what you learn.

Academic pathways in this major, such as the environmental geology concentration or interdisciplinary concentration, allow for flexibility as you to draw on coursework and tailor your education toward professional requirements.

Program Highlights

  • Program structured to accommodate students interested earning an additional major or multiple minors.
  • Active student organizations that engage earth science students socially and in community, state and world issues related to weather, wind energy and water.
  • Faculty engaged in research that addresses current issues and topics relevant to changes in the Earth.

Program Distinctions

  • Select laboratories and classes in the Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility (ISELF).

Student Organizations

Major Minor Online Courses

University Facts & Stats

  • $106 million in scholarships loans and grants
  • 39 Education Abroad programs offered
  • $600,000 National Science Foundation grant helps support students who pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers
  • 45,000 middle and high school students served by Science Express, a mobile science lab
  • 1 of 56 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award winners

Popular Careers

  • Geologist
  • Hydrologist
  • Seismologist
  • Forester
  • Oceanographer
  • Meteorologist
  • Astronomer

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