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BS in Environmental Earth Systems

Biological, Environmental, and Earth Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Earth Systems

Dr. Kelly Gibson, Faculty Contact

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Earth Systems is designed to provide students with a broad range of coursework and research experiences that can be drawn upon to prepare students for a career in the geosciences, as well as graduate programs. B.S. students complete a cognate including upper-level chemistry, physics, or biology. Student may opt to complete a minor in the College of Sciences in lieu of a cognate. The Geology capstone (GEOL 499) and Senior Seminar (BIOL or GEOL 490) are requirements of this degree.

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Earth Systems includes a common general education curriculum and 44 hours of coursework in the major.

  • 2 semesters of introductory geology (GEOL A101 and A103) and 1 semester of introductory biology (BIOL A121)
  • 1 hydrosphere course (GEOL A301 or A401)
  • 1 atmosphere course (GEOL A303)
  • 1 lithosphere course (GEOL A325 or A331)
  • 1 biosphere course (GEOL A305 or A405)
  • 1 course in data acquisition (GEOL A305, A363, A405, A425, or A431)
  • 2 major elective courses (GEOL A300-500 level courses)
  • GEOL 499 and BIOL/GEOL A490
  • 12 hour cognate or minor, as determined by degree program

Complete degree requirements can viewed in the academic bulletins.

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