The Earth Science program provides a liberal arts education in geoscience with an emphasis on scientific methods, problem solving and interdisciplinary science education. A key objective of the program is to prepare undergraduates for careers as professional geoscientists and educators. The program also promotes the development of an informed citizenry for wise decision-making on issues related to natural resources, environmental quality and sustainability in Oregon and beyond.
Demonstrate knowledge of the physical, chemical and biological processes operating in the Earth system.
Apply technology-based methods to solve geologic problems and communicate results.
Conduct scientific investigations in laboratory and field settings.
At least two chemistry courses at the 200-level are to be completed as part of the LACC laboratory science requirement. To fulfill the mathematics and computer science general education requirement, the B.S. requires MTH 112, MTH 243 and one computer science course. The B.A. requires MTH 112, one computer science course and completion of the second language requirement. MTH 251 or MTH 252 may be used to fulfill the MTH 112 requirement for both the B.S. and B.A. degrees.
Completion of the Earth Science major qualifies graduates to begin the process of professional licensure as registered geologists in the State of Oregon. Students should confer with their adviser for specific coursework that best fits their career objectives.