Take an in-depth look at the natural and social world. Develop a rich understanding of these natural and social systems by cultivating your analytical abilities in both the field and laboratory environments.
Majors and Concentrations
- Earth Science Minor
- Geographic Information System (GIS) Minor
- Geographic Science and Technology Minor
- GIS Crime Mapping and Analysis Minor
Plans of Study and University Catalog
- Environmental and Earth Science Plan of Study (PDF)
- Environmental Public Health Plan of Study (PDF)
- Geographic Science and Technology Plan of Study (PDF)
- University Catalog
Meet Our Faculty
The Earth and Geographic Sciences Department seeks to prepare students as critical thinkers to engage with global environmental challenges through the study of earth, environmental, and geographic sciences. The department cultivates the intersections of our academic majors while also deepening our individual programs. Faculty and students serve our local and regional community via course‐based projects and independent research. We value leadership, a culture of sustainability, lifelong learning, and promotion of sound scientific principles, and recognize the indispensable role that the study of nature has in a liberal arts education.
Students in the Earth and Geographic Sciences Department will develop a rich understanding of Earth’s natural and social systems by cultivating analytical skills in the field, classroom, and laboratory environments. Programs in the department are designed to allow students to explore their interests with experiences that bring together theory and application, contribute to scholarly development, and prepare students for a range of career pathways.