Bachelor of Science in Geoscience - General Geoscience Concentration Program By Drexel University |Top Universities

Bachelor of Science in Geoscience - General Geoscience Concentration

Bachelor of Science in Geoscience - General Geoscience Concentration

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 60 months
Over the past few decades, climate change and other pressing environmental issues have brought to light the necessity for understanding Earth system processes. The study of the Earth is central to maintaining clean drinking water, mitigating environmental contamination, providing ores and rare elements necessary for industry, and locating new sources of energy. Predicting sea level change; discovering new geothermal, hydrocarbon, and mineral stores of energy; removing buried toxins from the environment—these and other imperatives are the work of geoscientists. Understanding the 99.99% of our history that precedes the archaeological record, the humbling contingencies of natural history, and the vast swaths and depths of biodiversity over time-that is the work of geoscientists. Graduates of Drexel’s BS in Geoscience will be among the next generation of leading scientists tackling these critical issues. The General Geoscience concentration allows maximum flexibility and serves students wishing to pursue policy-related careers or other areas of study within the geosciences, as well as those planning to apply to professional graduate programs, such as those in law or business schools. The policy component of this concentration will allow students to explore related societal issues, which may help guide their career aspirations. This concentration will also provide transfer students with a pathway to graduate on time. Careers Students graduating from the General Geoscience concentration will be well prepared to enter graduate school in science or policy, as well as to pursue professional studies. Students seeking immediate employment will be competitive for jobs with, for example, certain NGOs, environmental foundations, consulting companies, and government policy positions related to natural resources and the environment.