The BA in Geosciences has two options: 1) Climate Change and Environmental Justice prepares to help study and support society in an ever-changing world and 2) Geosciences is an option that allows students to best fit their interest by building a degree with a Geosciences advisor.
Geoscience combines social and natural science methods and knowledge to help us understand the complex problems facing businesses, government agencies, and community organizations. Geoscientists are uniquely qualified to investigate issues involving competing land use, complex land management problems, and integrated natural and cultural resource development. Students specializing in geoscience gain exposure to all aspects of the discipline from human and physical geography for their degree and specialize in sub-fields such as GIS, water resources, climate change, carbon budgeting, and other personalized experiences.
Careers options may include: GIS, Environmental fields, transportation, energy companies, Governmental regulation and natural resource departments, and public health.
Note: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college-level foreign language is required.
|GEOS 100||DISCOVERING GEOLOGY||5|
|GEOS 113||THE EARTH'S CLIMATE AND WEATHER||5|
|GEOS 200||GLOBALIZATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT||5|
|GEOS 321||GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS I: SPATIAL ANALYSIS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES||5|
|or GEOS 323||GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS I: SPATIAL ANALYSIS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES|
|GEOS 497||WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR (variable title and credits)||1|
|Choose one of the following Concentrations and Capstone||45|
Please note that 60 credits of 300 or 400-level courses are required for graduation.
In consultation of faculty advisor, take at least 45 credits (at least 35 must be taken at the 300- or 400 level, including capstone) of GEOS credit electives.
All GEOS courses are possible electives to satisfy this concentration
|SENIOR CAPSTONE: WATER AND THE WEST, WATER RESOURCES IN ARID LANDS|
or GEOS 490B
|CAPSTONE: ENVIRONMENTAL GEOCHEMISTRY|
|Climate Change and Environmental Justice|
|HOT EARTH: PEOPLE AND CLIMATE CHANGE|
|RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION|
|RESOURCES AND MANAGEMENT|
All GEOS courses are possible electives to satisfy this concentration–check with your advisor.
|THE GEOSCIENTIST'S CAPSTONE|