Earth System Science Degree Programs

Currently the BS in ESS core consists of:


-ESS 103 Environmental Earth Science Foundation & Apps

-ESS 111 Climate & Global Change

-ESS 112 Severe and Hazardous Weather

-ESS 301 Introduction to Earth and Atmospheric Science

-ESS 303 Classification and Physical Causes of Climates

-ESS 370 Introduction to Remote Sensing

-ESS 498 Undergraduate Capstone Proposal

-ESS 499 Undergraduate Research Capstone


There are several major elective courses that may be used to complete the degree. These courses can be used along with well-chosen general education courses and electives to form specializations. Earth System Science offers specializations in:


  • Atmospheric Science/Meteorology
  • GIS & Remote Sensing
  • Human Dimensions & Societal Impacts

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