The Earth Science program emphasizes study in Earth Systems Science – a STEM field and an interdisciplinary focus of study that examines our planet’s connected natural systems of the atmosphere, biosphere, cryosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, pedosphere, and our place in the cosmos. Thus, courses in Anthropology, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, and Physics are included to explore the chemical, physical and biological processes operating at and near Earth’s surface. Earth Science students are well prepared for the workforce or graduate study because of the interdisciplinary breadth and depth of study, through hands-on training in the field, laboratory, and classroom, and with focus on contemporary issues that impact people and the environment.


The Earth Science program offers a variety of learning opportunities to prepare students to excel in and out of the classroom.

Why Earth Science

Learn more about careers and opportunities applicable to the graduates of the STEM field of Earth Science can find locally and throughout the world. Graduates are prepared to take their big ideas and make a real-world impact.

Faculty and Staff

Learn more about the Earth Science faculty and staff.


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Scholarships and Financial Assistance

A variety of scholarships and financial aid options are available to Earth Science students. View current opportunities.

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Contact Earth Science

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