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B.S. in Geosciences

The  B.S. in Geoscience is a STEM degree for students who want to use an Earth Science body of knowledge to acquire skills in critical thinking, problem solving, technical communication, and data analysis techniques. Students can choose between four tracks including Geology, Geophysics, Hydrology, and Secondary Education. Graduates can take the knowledge and skills developed in this degree to professional careers in natural resources or environmental sciences, graduate school for advanced studies, or any future where scientific thinking is used.

Degree Requirements

Program Learning Outcomes

At the completion of a BS Geoscience degree students will be able to:

  1. Integrate geoscientific principles to infer and demonstrate knowledge of Earth system processes
  2. Formulate geoscientific research questions and hypotheses and design ways to test them
  3. Collect, process, analyze, and interpret various types of geoscientific data (e.g. field, lab, synthetic)
  4. Communicate scientific ideas and their societal relevance in a variety of formats (verbal, written, graphical) to diverse audiences
  5. Apply physics, chemistry, math, and computational methods to solve problems in the geosciences
  6. Evaluate professional preparation in the field of geosciences and how it relates to their career goals

B.S. Geoscience Flow Charts

Undergraduate degree program requirements and the flow charts for progressing through each program are provided below: