B.A. students will acquire a solid foundation in the Earth and Environmental Sciences through classroom instruction, laboratory and field work, and will be provided with opportunities for undergraduate research. The B.A. degree requires slightly fewer credit hours than the B.S. degree to allow students sufficient flexibility for electives outside the major to pursue a double major or to complete courses required to continue in law, medicine or education. The degree will prepare them for employment in industry or government, or to pursue a professional degree. Students intending graduate studies in the geosciences are encouraged to complete a B.S.
After completing this program, students should