We offer three degree options. You may choose a major in Earth and environmental sciences leading to either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree, or you may choose a major in sustainability science leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. You may not double major in these disciplines.

The Earth and environmental science curriculum is flexible and can be tailored to meet your academic interests in Earth history, Earth process, and human transformation of the planet.

Candidates for the B.S. degree must complete:

  • EES-110, 111, 112, or 113
  • EES-220; and EES-472,
  • CHM-110 and 115,
  • MTH-150 or MTH-140 and 141, and
  • at least seven more courses in EES.

Candidates for the B.A. degree must complete:

  • EES-110, 111, 112, or 113
  • EES-220, and
  • at least six more courses in EES.

Students anticipating graduate study and professional work in earth and environmental sciences should obtain the B.S. degree. The following are also recommended: BIO-340, CHM-120, MTH-151 and PHY-111.

If you’re interested in environmental
 or sustainability issues, but don’t wish 
to major in the sciences, you may complete the environmental studies concentration. Consult the environmental studies section for more information. Earth and environmental sciences majors may also fulfill the requirements for the environmental studies concentration.

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