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2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Earth Science, B.A.

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Professors: Jeffrey Myers, Stephen Taylor, Jeffrey Templeton


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.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the physical, chemical and biological processes operating in the Earth system.
  2. Apply technology-based methods to solve geologic problems and communicate results.
  3. Conduct scientific investigations in laboratory and field settings.

Choose Two Earth System Science Courses

Choose Two Tectonics/Volcanology/Petrology Courses

Choose Two Environmental Geology/Surface Processes Courses

Total Credits: 85-86


Completion of the B.A. in Earth Science qualifies graduates to begin the process of professional licensure as registered geologists in the state of Oregon.  Students should confer with their advisor for specific coursework that best fits their career objectives.

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