Degree Programs

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B.S. in ESS

The B.S. degree in Earth System Science consists of a core of courses and major electives. In Earth System Science the core consists of

  • ESS 103 Environmental Earth Science Fndt & Apps
  • ESS 111 Climate & Global Change
  • ESS 305 or CE 457 Hydrology
  • ESS 321 Pollution Problems
  • ESS 370 Introduction to Remote Sensing
  • ESS 499 Undergraduate ESS Research Project
  • ST 281 or MA 385 Elements of Statistical Analysis or Introduction to Probability

There are 19 major elective courses that may be used to complete the degree. These courses can be used along with the minor, well-chosen general education courses and electives to form specializations. Earth System Science offers specializations in

  • Atmospheric Science/Meteorology
  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • GIS & Remote Sensing
  • Earth Ecosystems
  • Hydrology
  • Human Dimensions/Impacts

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