The Department of Earth & Environmental
Sciences offers undergraduate programs leading to the following baccalaureate
- Bachelor of Science or B.S. degree program in Earth & Environmental Sciences
There are 3 concentrations in this degree program:
(a) Earth Sciences (see description),
(b) Environmental Sciences (see description) and
(c) Environmental Health Sciences (see description)
- Bachelor of Arts or B.A. degree program in Earth & Environmental
There is 1 concentration in this degree program:
(a) Earth Sciences (see description)
- Bachelor of Arts or B.A. degree
program in Earth & Environmental Science Education
are 2 concentrations in this degree program:
(a) Earth Sciences and Chemistry Education (see description) and
(b) Life and Earth Sciences Education (see description)
Further, students have option to participate in Honors Programs and conduct Senior Thesis research. See link HERE for detail.
Our undergraduate degree programs are designed to include courses in
earth and environmental sciences and related subjects to prepare the
students for further study at the graduate level or professional employment.
The employment opportunities for our undergraduates are in protecting
and managing the existing natural resources of the earth (related to our environment,
aquifers, surface water, ground waters, etc.), as well as in exploring
for new resources (for example, oil, gas, minerals). The Bachelor of
Science (B.S.) program is more structured and is intended to prepare the
students for specific professional or technical careers. The Bachelor
of Arts (B.A.) program is more flexible and allows for broad or specialized
interests. The flexibility of the B.A. program can readily accommodate
interdisciplinary programs such as the dual major. Both B.S. and B.A.
programs allow students choices for coursework.
Since personal objectives, interests, and aptitudes vary considerably
with individuals, the undergraduate programs offer a spectrum of educational
options within a framework of sound academic guidelines. The B.S. degree programs in Earth & Environmental Sciences have considerable
choice in the core program, and related required and elective courses. Students should
become aware of these choices as early as possible because it is critical
in defining the sequence of coursework, particularly for the B.S. degree.
For this reason, all students are strongly urged to consult their faculty
advisor in order to develop an individualized program of study.
The B.S. Degree Program in Earth & Environmental Sciences - Environmental
Health Sciences concentration is one among 32 environmental science programs in the
country accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection
Accreditation Council. This degree prepares students for careers
in public health, worker health & safety, and environmental protection. An
internship experience is required component of the degree program and
it provides valuable real-world experience. For additional information
about the program, please visit the following link: BS
Degree in EES - Environmental Health Sciences concentration
Our B.A. degree program in Earth & Environmental Science Education is
designed for students to acquire the earth and environmental science
content knowledge needed to teach students in K-12 settings. The training
will increase their ability in critical thinking and use that towards
developing inquiry-based classroom activities for engaging their students
in science topics.
A Minor in Earth & Environmental Sciences is
also offered with two concentrations: 'Earth Sciences' and 'Environmental Health Sciences'. Course requirements for the Minor in Earth & Environmental Sciences will be available soon. For inquiry, contact Dr. Songlin Cheng or Dr. David Schmidt.