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  Aug 21, 2017
 
 
    
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Catalogue 2017-2018

Earth Science


Faculty: See Earth Science and Geography Department  

Early Advising: Knowledge of earth science is useful in a variety of careers. Therefore, we urge potential majors to consult with a faculty member in earth science as soon as possible to determine a course of study that reflects the interests and aspirations of the student. The earth science program also offers courses at the 100-level designed for students who may not intend to pursue earth science at more advanced levels. These courses are appropriate for students curious about the earth and its life, especially those with concerns about environmental degradation and its impact on people living in both urban and rural settings.

Postgraduate Work: Students interested in graduate study in earth or environmental science should be aware that graduate and professional schools usually require courses beyond the earth science concentration requirements. In general, students should have a year of biology, chemistry, physics and/or calculus, depending on the field of interest. Appropriate courses include BIOL 105  and BIOL 106 ; CHEM 108 /CHEM 109  or CHEM 125 ; PHYS 113  and PHYS 114 ; and MATH 101  and MATH 102  or MATH 121 /MATH 122. We urge students to begin coursework in other sciences as soon as possible, since this assists them in successful completion of the earth science major.

Advisers: Kirsten Menking, Jill S. Schneiderman, Jeffrey Walker.

Programs

Major

Correlate Sequence in Earth Science

Courses

Earth Science: I. Introductory

Earth Science: II. Intermediate

Earth Science: III. Advanced