Science of Earth & Environment

  • Overview

Provides a strong foundation in biological sciences, physical sciences, and mathematics to equip students with the interdisciplinary scientific skills necessary for addressing key issues in environmental science and understanding earth system interactions. Elective courses allow students to build their own concentration in Environmental Science, Earth Systems, Geology, or Physical Geography.

  • Curriculum documents

    To plan degree completion, see the course descriptions in the academic catalog which specify the planned semester(s) in which required classes are to be scheduled.

  • This is just one way you might complete the Science of Earth & Environment program in 4 semesters over 2 years of full-time study, or 8 semesters over 4 years of part-time study. (Sample course sequences assume that all pre-requisites have been satisfied and the student is prepared for college-level work.) For a detailed list of required courses, optional electives and program information, download the Science of Earth & Environment program description from our official academic catalog.

    Course descriptions are also available in the catalog. Find courses

    Sample 2 Year Sequence of Courses
    Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2

    BIO 120
    Biology elective
    Earth Science elective
    ENG Comp. I

    PHY 113
    STEM elective
    HUM/Arts elective
    ENG Comp. II

    Calculus I
    CHE 111
    SEE elective
    HUM/Fine Arts elective

    Calculus II
    CHE 112
    SEE elective
    ECO course
    EVS 101 or POL 101

    Sample 4 Year Sequence of Courses
    Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2

    BIO 120
    ENG Comp. I

    PHY 113
    ENG Comp. II

    Earth Science elective
    Biology elective

    STEM elective
    HUM/Arts elective

    Fall 3Spring 3Fall 4Spring 4

    CHE 111
    HUM/Fine Arts elective

    STEM elective
    ECO course
    EVS 101 or POL 101

    SEE elective
    Calculus I

    SEE elective
    HUM/Fine Arts elective

What’s next

Transfer to an Environmental Science or Geoscience Baccalaureate program.