Curriculum & Requirements
Geosciences Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)
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.
|THE EARTH'S CLIMATE AND WEATHER||5|
|GLOBALIZATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT||5|
|GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS I: SPATIAL ANALYSIS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES||5|
|or || GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS I: SPATIAL ANALYSIS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES|
|WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR (variable title and credits)||1|
|SENIOR CAPSTONE: WATER AND THE WEST, WATER RESOURCES IN ARID LANDS|
| CAPSTONE: ENVIRONMENTAL GEOCHEMISTRY|
|HOT EARTH: PEOPLE AND CLIMATE CHANGE|
|RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION|
|RESOURCES AND MANAGEMENT|
|THE GEOSCIENTIST'S CAPSTONE|