Geography


General Information

The Bachelor of Science program in earth science is designed to give an understanding of the relationship between the earth and the human environment. The impacts of climate and resources on the global dis-tribution of human societies are covered in the curriculum. Students learn the importance of locale in human affairs in historical and in contemporary perspectives enabling themselves to see the present world in context. The program is designed to make students aware of the physical aspects of the earth, the intricate relationship of humans with the earth and of their complete dependence on earth and its environment. The program is ideal for students planning to seek careers as earth science teachers, urban planners, carto-graphers, meteorologists, industrial analysts and environmental specialists.

The program offers sufficient flexibility to add to courses in earth science from other related disciplines. In addition to the University General Education Requirements, students must take a minimum of 45 credit hours in Earth Science.

 

Bachelor of Science

Earth Science All General Education Requirements (see ACADEMIC PRO-GRAM ) and the following major requirements: ESC 110, 202, 313, 323, 402, 403, 450 (total of 23 credit hours); electives from Earth Science from the following; ESC 101, 103, 203, 302, 405, 411,412, 414, 415 (22 credit hours); Electives from Related Areas (77 cr hr. or more). NOTE: ESC courses will not count as part of General Education Requirements. Students must earn grade of "C" or better in ESC courses.