Student Learning Outcomes
College of Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Earth and Environmental Sciences
- Students will be able to construct and effectively present earth and environmental sciences information and concepts visually and verbally through oral presentations.
- 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.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of fundamental concepts in geomorphology.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of fundamental concepts in paleontology, earth history, and evolution.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of environmental sciences.
The degree requirements for earth and environmental sciences is an overview of courses required to complete the degree program.
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences offers two degree paths: 1) a Geoscience concentration and 2) a Coastal and Environmental concentration. Regardless of the concentration that a student chooses all students take a core set of courses and then take specialized courses in the concentration of choice, while also completing the standard College of Sciences curriculum. This assures that students in each concentration have a fundamental working framework of earth and environmental science in addition to the courses in the concentration of their choice. The goal of the concentration-based curriculum approach is to ensure that students are best prepared to engage in the prevailing societal needs for EES disciplines and fulfill their own expectations for future employment, education, and personal development. In addition to your personally tailored coursework, students have the opportunity to work in laboratories and the field with state-of-the-art instrumentation and analytical techniques. The EES curriculum ensures a continuation of exemplary earth and environmental science education that began with the establishment of the University in 1958.