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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