B.S. 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 degree will prepare them for professional employment in industry or government, to pursue a professional degree, or to further their studies in graduate school.
After completing this program, students should
- acquire a strong knowledge foundation in geology and related sciences
- understand how to research the literature and formulate geologic hypotheses
- be able to apply theoretical, conceptual, and observation knowledge to the analysis of geologic data, test hypotheses, and solve geologic problems
- demonstrate the ability to discuss issues related to geology that impact society and planet Earth
- demonstrate competence in scientific inquiry, writing, and oral presentation
- be employable in earth science-related fields or able to further their education in professional school programs.