2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jan 21, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Earth System Science, B.S.


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The Earth System Science degree provides a strong foundation in the classic disciplines of science: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. This foundation serves as a basis for exploration of the interaction within and between Earth’s systems (atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere). Emphasis is given to the physical processes that dictate the mechanics that are in operation within each sphere and control their behavior. The degree integrates recognition of both natural and anthropogenic changes through time as well as linkage of causation and effect between the systems. This degree is recommended for students who envision a career in the Physical Sciences in a variety of disciplines in government, regulatory agencies, or private industry such as laboratory technician, city planning, or consulting as well as a sound foundation for students continuing to graduate school and advanced degrees or pursuing academic careers.

Upper-Level Electives (9-12 credits)


A minimum of 9 additional credits above the 100-level, from any of the courses listed below (or an alternative elective approved by department chair), selected with guidance from the faculty advisor. 

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