Earth Science BA/BS

The Earth Science major provides a quantitative education in Earth’s systems, including the solid earth, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere. Students will gain a foundational understanding of the major features of each of these systems and the interrelations between them through lecture, laboratory and field studies. The program provides a very broad-based science education, preparing students for a wide variety of careers in the private and government sectors including the fields of environmental science, mining and petroleum industries, and resource management. It also provides an excellent foundation for students interested in continuing their education with graduate work in the sciences.

Students may also complete courses required for secondary teaching certification.

General Education Core

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
COLLEGE WRITING
and RESEARCH WRITING
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one of the following:3.00
PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
MATH-170CALCULUS I4.00
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
Select one of the following:3.00
SURVEY OF ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Scientific Ways of Knowing
CHEM-111PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I4.00
PHYS-111GENERAL PHYSICS I4.00
or PHYS-211 ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
Social & Behavorial Ways of Knowing
Select from two disciplines:6.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
CURRENT SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Diversity
Select one of the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNICITY
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
Integrative Seminar
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300T (See course description for options)
Foreign/Heritage Language
Take 16 credits of language if selecting Bachelor of Arts degree16.00
Total Credits39.00

Program Requirements

Earth Science Program
CHEM-112PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II4.00
GEOL-100ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE4.00
GEOL-120INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS4.00
GEOL-202HISTORICAL GEOLOGY4.00
GEOL-313EARTH MATERIALS I4.00
GEOL-314EARTH MATERIALS II4.00
GEOL-450EARTH SYSTEMS CAPSTONE3.00
GEOL-491WORKSHOP IN GEOLOGY1.00
PHYS-205DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY4.00
PHYS-112GENERAL PHYSICS II4.00
or PHYS-212 ENGINEERING PHYSICS II
Select 8 credits of GEOL courses numbered 200 or higher8.00
General Electives
Select 45 credits in electives45.00
Total Credits89.00

Summary

General Education39
Major36
Science Electives8
General Electives45
Total128