Environmental Earth Sciences

The Environmental Earth Sciences concentration is intended to provide the student with vocational tools for employment in the environmental industry or an adequate scientific background for further studies in areas such as environmental policy, teaching, and government. A concentration in environmental earth sciences requires the completion of 15 courses approved by the department with a grade of C or better for earth sciences courses and C− or better for related courses. In addition, a summer field course is strongly recommended.

Required Courses

  • One 100-level: CAS ES 101, 105, 140, 142, 144, or GE 104
  • Three required: CAS ES 302 or 351, 317
  • One general: ES 222, 301, 333, 360
  • One glacial: ES 511, 534, or GE 347
  • One surface/marine: ES 331, 333, 440, 452, 541, 533
  • One geochemistry: ES 371, 423, 571, 573, 576
  • One additional course from any of those listed in the glacial/surface/geochemistry categories

For research experience, students are encouraged to enroll in: ES 401, 402; ES 491, 492.

Students are also encouraged to enroll in a field course (e.g., ES 500).

Required Related Courses

  • Mathematics requirement: MA 123 and MA 124, or MA 127, or MA 129
  • Chemistry requirement: CH 101 and CH 102, or CH 111, CH 112
  • Physics requirement: PY 211, PY 212, or PY 251, PY 252