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Undergraduate Program

Earth and Environmental Sciences (B.S.)

Since humankind only has one planet (for now, anyway), it’s imperative that we take good care of it. That’s why UNO offers the earth and environmental sciences (EES) program. Once you have completed the EES program, you can expect to find a place within one of many graduate schools across the nation, including UNO, or secure employment with the oil and gas industry, a state or federal science-based agency, or a private environmental firm. Wherever you land, you can be sure that your UNO degree will continue to serve you in your professional endeavors.

Student Learning Outcomes

College of Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Earth and Environmental Sciences

  1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of fundamental concepts in areas of earth surface morphology; mineralogy; earth history and evolution; environmental science; surface and subsurface earth processes; paleontology; earth structures; petrology; stratigraphy; and geophysics
  2. Students will be able to construct and effectively present earth and environmental sciences information and concepts visually and verbally through oral presentations.
  3. Students will be able to explain earth and environmental sciences concepts and present and interpret data in a technical writing format by their date of graduation. .

Degree Requirements

The degree requirements for earth and environmental sciences is an overview of courses required to complete the degree program.

Degree Requirements


Within the EES department, UNO offers two concentrations. You will be able to choose courses to meet these concentration requirements while also completing the standard College of Sciences curriculum. In addition to your tailored coursework, you will work in labs, with state-of-the-art instrumentation, and in analytical techniques in field-based courses and other hands-on activities.

GeologyGeoscience & Petroleum Geology
Student can expect to take courses such as principle paleontology and introduction to geophysics.


CoastalCoastal and Environmental Science
Courses for this concentration include environmental science, coastal geomorphology, and introduction to oceanography




The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences offers a minor in earth and environmental sciences.

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