Earth Science Interdepartmental

Earth Science Interdepartmental

The Department of Geological Sciences administers the earth science—interdepartmental major, which leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. The major is designed for persons who want a broad background in geology, meteorology, oceanography and astronomy, and who want to understand the interrelationships among these fields. The general earth science concentration is designed primarily for persons who plan to teach earth science in middle and secondary schools. The meteorology/atmospheric sciences concentration is designed primarily for persons who plan to enter a graduate program in meteorology/atmospheric sciences.



Uncommon Pursuits.

Graduates in earth science pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of geology, meteorology, and astronomy.

Alumni work at:

  • Educational institutes
  • Federal government agencies
  • High schools and middle schools
  • Research laboratories
  • Research institutes

Alumni work as:

  • Environmental science and protection technicians
  • Food scientists and technologists
  • Geochemists
  • Geographers
  • Hydrologists
  • Meteorologists
  • Teachers and educators

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