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Are You a Potential Major?

Are you intrigued by Earth and other planets?  Enjoy solving problems and mysteries?  Love the outdoors? Want to make a difference in our environment’s future?

The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences offers the following:

  • Courses ranging from topics such as Mineralogy, Paleontology, Planetary Science, and Volcanology to courses on the coastal environment, geohazards, river systems, climate change, and many more.
  • Trips to local, regional and international field areas that provide on-site enhanced learning of skills and concepts.
  • Field seminar courses include the annual Grand Canyon Colloquium and raft trip, and our course and fieldtrip to Death Valley National Park.
  • Undergraduate research opportunities, which may accrue course credit and/or may be part of a Grand Challenges or Honors thesis.
  • Laboratory, computer facilities field equipment with the latest technologies that support both hands-on coursework and undergraduate research.
  • Opportunities for GIS certification and training for career paths in the energy industry, environmental and coastal geoscience consulting, and governmental research labs and agencies.

Please contact our undergraduate major advisors to become a major!