Department of Earth Science & Environmental Studies
Both Earth Science and Environmental Studies are focused on the study of human interactions with the earth and its environments.
The major and minor in Earth Science focus on the scientific study of the processes that shape the Earth, while the major and minor in Environmental Studies examines the complex relationships between humans and the environment by exploring multiple disciplinary perspectives.
Earth Science is a multidisciplinary field that studies the features, processes and history of the earth. The role of Earth scientists will be central to the primary challenges facing the world in the 21st century, including global climate change and evolving demands for energy resources, construction and manufacturing materials, food and agricultural products, and building sites necessary to support a growing population.
Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the relationships between humans and the environment. Managing the environment requires interdisciplinary tools and knowledge about natural systems, human institutions, beliefs and values, and the dissemination of these ideas through business, education, nursing and other professions.