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Earth and Geographic Sciences Department

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Take an in-depth look at the natural and social world with the Earth and Geographic Sciences Department. Study physical and human environments as scientific systems and examine the world around you.

Develop a rich understanding of these natural and social systems by cultivating your analytical abilities in both the field and laboratory environments.

Plan Your Study

We offer majors in Environmental and Earth Science, Environmental Public Health and Geographic Science and Technology.  We also offer minors in Earth Science, Geographic Science and Technology, and interdisciplinary minors in Geographic Information System (GIS) and GIS and Crime Mapping. We are also home to Physics, offering service courses to our majors and to those of diverse departments.

Our faculty’s expertise ranges from climate change, GIS, geology, and environmental sciences. This diversity ensures that graduates emerge with a dynamic understanding of these disciplines.

Internships available to students and employment opportunities for graduates include positions in government agencies, scientific research institutes, and private industries.

These suggested four year plans of study documents offer a general idea of what your academic pursuit might look like:




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