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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Earth and Environmental Science, B.S.

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Professors: Jeffrey Myers, Stephen Taylor, Jeffrey Templeton
Assistant professor: David Szpakowski


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.

If not pursuing Pre-Graduate Studies concentration also complete:

Not required for students pursuing the Pre-Graduate Studies Concentration.

Concentration (Optional)

Total Credits: 74-108


Completion of the B.S. in Earth and Environmental 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.

Satisfactory Grade Use

Program requirements may be fulfilled with a grade of S.

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