Earth and Water Resources Concentration B.S.Offered by: Department of Earth Sciences The Bachelor of Science of Environmental Science (B.S.E.S.) is an interdisciplinary degree within the School of Science that is offered in partnership with the Department of Public Health and the School of Liberal Arts.
Why choose this program?
This program prepares students for graduate studies and for a variety of careers with emphasis on investigation of the environment by federal and state agencies, industry, and consulting firms. The program allows flexibility to accommodate the needs and interests of all students.
The B.S.E.S. degree goes beyond those students interested in improving our environment, but engages students who want a college experience and career that crosses traditional boundaries.
What will you learn?
Understanding interactions between land, soil, and water is critical to ensuring environmental quality. The Earth and Water Resources concentration provides students with a quantitative background in soils, hydrogeology, and biogeochemistry and an understanding of biological interactions, processes affecting soil and water resources, and advanced analytical techniques related to environmental quality assessments.
The Earth & Environmental Sciences B.S. degree program develops many skills:
- solving problems using critical thinking
- combining a range of sciences (chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics) in creatively solving practical problems
- collaborating to complete projects with others
- interpreting various types of information, including numbers, graphs, and text
- presenting insights and information in writing and speaking
What will you do?
Students can pursue detailed course work in either the Water or Earth options of this concentration and are prepared for continued advanced study or careers in government, industry, and environmental consulting.
“I hope to use my knowledge of science to help solve some of the environmental issues that we are currently facing and will continue to fight against in the future.”Elliot Boyle Environmental Science, Undergraduate