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Earth Sciences Undergraduate Major (BS, HBS)

Earth Sciences Undergraduate Major (BS, HBS)

  • QS World University Rankings
    499
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
  • Scholarships No
The Earth Sciences major program is among the nation's premier undergraduate programs, serving students with a broad range of interests and career aspirations. The program engages in science and in critical societal issues facing the region, the nation, and the international community. The Earth Sciences major offers three options: Climate Science, Geology, and Ocean Science. The degree emphasizes hands-on learning through laboratory and field, or shipboard, experiences and undergraduate research and internships. The separate options provide preparation for careers with climate, geological or marine science emphasis and are also suited for students interested in careers in environmental science, science education, and in graduate studies. Climate Science Students completing the Climate Science option will be prepared for a variety of careers in different areas related to climate, including 1) research and technical fields, 2) outreach, education, and communication, and 3) policy and economics. All students will gain skills in the areas of basic science, data collection and analysis, in addition to a rigorous curriculum in climate science. A broad set of electives will allow students to pursue additional course work to prepare them in their specific areas of interest. Some students may choose to pursue advanced degrees in related disciplines, whereas others will enter the job market directly. Geology The Geology option is suitable for students interested in careers in applied geology, environmental sciences, science education, and in research. The Geology option includes the topics covered by the test for the state Geologist Practice Examination conducted by the Board of Geologist Examiners. Ocean Science Because of its interdisciplinary scope and quantitative rigor, the Ocean Science option is suitable for students interested in careers in all aspects of marine science, environmental sciences, science education, and in advanced graduate studies in a range of subjects.

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