The BS in Geology is appropriate for students planning to continue on to graduate studies and become professional geoscientists working in research, natural resources (fossil fuels, groundwater, mining), and environmental science. The BS in Geology requires coursework in mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and/or computer science.
The BA in Geology is designed to give students a comprehensive understanding of geology and a strong liberal arts foundation. It is suited for those students planning to teach earth science in high schools and/or for students who interested in careers such as science journalism, urban planning, or environmental law. Many students combine a BA in Geology with another liberal arts major or two minors.
The BS in Environmental Resources involves students in the application of geology and the natural sciences to issues of natural resource development, resource management, conservation and sustainability. This degree prepares students for careers in environmental geology, environmental consulting, resource management, environmental law, and environmental regulation.
The B.S. Major in Sustainability Studies focuses on providing students with an integrative experience in tying together the themes of environment, economic development, and social equity in ways that seek to solve local, regional, national, and international sustainability. Significant themes of sustainability include energy, water, food, transportation, urban and suburban planning, economic development, social equity, and ethics. The program focuses on sustainability management and implementation using quantitative and qualitative methods. The B.S. program requires coursework in the math and sciences. The B.S. degree is geared for students interested in quantitative approaches to sustainability or for those who seek to work in scientific aspects of the discipline.
The B.A. Major in Sustainability Studies is for students interested in broad, comprehensive issues of sustainability that weave together the environment, economic development, and social equity. Students can design coursework to focus on a number of important themes of sustainability including ethics, policy, law, activism, sustainability management, green entrepreneurialism, and a variety of other themes in consultation with their advisor. The B.A. degree is designed for students interested in working in policy, planning, management, or green business development.
The Master's Program in Sustainability is for students seeking graduate-level experience in a particular aspect of sustainability. Mentors may be chosen from across the natural and social sciences as well as in areas such as law, the humanities, business, and health sciences. Students are expected to complete a thesis or a hands-on internship project.