The School of the Environment offers a range of majors in Earth Science, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies and Geography.
Each major maintains a unique disciplinary focus within the School of the Environment, providing broad opportunities. Select the Program Page for each degree below to learn more about the training and opportunities that each provides.
In addition to our major degrees, we also offer minor degrees in Earth Science and Geography and certificates in Climate Change and Geographic Information Science. View more about the minors and certificates.
We also offer a blended B.S./M.S. degree pathway in Earth & Climate Sciences.
Students are strongly encouraged to contact a program advisor if they have any questions about majors, career paths or their roadmap to graduation within the major.
B.A. in Earth Science
This program integrates knowledge of physical sciences, mathematics and earth sciences in ways needed to understand and help solve important interdisciplinary environmental problems.
B.A. in Environmental Studies
This program provides students with the knowledge and skills required for understanding relationships between humans and the physical world.
B.A. in Geography
This program analyzes the processes, spatial patterns and consequences of human-environment interaction, and addresses issues of sustainability, using maps, fieldwork and geospatial technologies such as GIS to solve real-world problems.
B.S. in Earth Science
This program prepares students for direct entry into a career as a professional in industry or government, or for graduate school in any of the earth sciences, such as geology, oceanography and meteorology.
B.S. in Environmental Science
This program prepares students for graduate school or for direct entry into a career as an environmental scientist or environmental manager in industry, government or NGOs.
B.S. in Environmental Studies
This program provides students with the theoretical and applied knowledge and skills in ecology, conservation biology and natural resources they need to address natural resource management and conservation issues.