Knowledge about our planet and how it works is necessary to our survival and well-being. As the effects of climate change increases exponentially, students who study the Earth as a giant, multi-dimensional system will be in demand by governments, industry and organizations seeking solutions.
Students who graduate with a degree in Earth Science typically transfer to a Bachelor’s Degree program.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the inter-relatedness of the Earth’s natural resources with our survival and sustainability.
- Describe and understand the origin of the solar system and Earth? the evolution of the solid Earth, hydrosphere and atmosphere, plate tectonics? climate change? biological evolution? and geochronology. Demonstrate mastery of the approach and rationale of the scientific method and be able to apply these principles to solve problems.
- Perform laboratory techniques in a safe and accurate manner.
- Utilize mathematical/computer modeling to predict outcomes or behaviors of geological systems.
A passing score on the College’s placement mathematics test for both Algebra I and Algebra II or MAT-013 and MAT-014 is required for all Earth Science majors. In addition, a high school laboratory science course with a minimum grade of “C” or better is required.