Undergraduate Degrees and Minors
A B.S. Geoscience degree allows students to specialize in Geology, Geophysics, Hydrology and Secondary Education.
Five minors in these four disciplines plus Climate Science introduce students to the essentials of each discipline, and are ideally suited to the innovative “3-D” major offered by the College of Arts and Sciences where students can custom-tailor a degree plan to fit their academic interests and career aspirations by combining three minors to constitute a major.
Click a program to get more information, including the degree learning outcomes, the program coordinator, and application requirements.
|Undergraduate Major and Minors||Program Outcome|
|B.S. in Geosciences||Prepare students for professional careers in natural resources or environmental sciences, graduate school for advanced studies, or any future where scientific thinking is used. The four degree track options are geology, geophysics, hydrology, and secondary education.|
|Minor in Climate Studies||Help students understand past, present, current, and future changes in climate and the effects of climate change on Earth's atmospheric, hydrologic and ecologic systems.|
|Minor in Geology||Acquire advanced knowledge of geology and earth system science in addition to their major area of study area|
|Minor in Geophysics||Acquire advanced knowledge of geophysics and earth system science in addition to their major area of study area|
|Minor in Hydrology||Acquire advanced knowledge of hydrology and earth system science in addition to their major area of study area|
|Minor in Geospatial Information Analysis||Equip students to apply geospatial technologies towards solving problems with spatial elements.|
Earning a 6-12 Teaching Certificate in Geosciences
Boise State’s Secondary Education program offers a series of courses taken alongside your degree program to earn a grades 6-12 teaching certification in the state of Idaho with an endorsement in Geosciences.
Learn more here.