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The major is a part of the Department of Geology and Environmental Science, an academic unit within the College of Science and Mathematics.

The B.A. in Earth science degree is designed to integrate all the Earth sciences in a systems approach to understanding the Earth. This includes incorporating and integrating subjects such as oceanography, meteorology and astronomy. The emphasis is on the preparation of individuals to work in a wide range of professional public sector service careers where preparation in Earth science and communication of science to non-scientific audiences is a requirement or an asset. This includes the preparation of Earth science teachers.

Degrees Offered






Declaring the Major

New Freshmen and Transfer Students
Students should declare the Earth Science major when they register for orientation.

Currently Enrolled Major Changers 
Students should submit a "Change or Declaration of Major" form to the geology department head in Memorial Hall, room 7125.

Progressing in the Major

Remain in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.

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