Earth & Environmental Sciences Department
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Undergraduate Programs We Offer
Teaching Earth and Space Sciences B.A.Sc. - This degree is offered by our department in partnership with UMD’s Department of Education. It's intended for students who plan to teach all science areas in grades 5 through 8 and teach earth and space sciences in grades 9 through 12.
Students also have the option of completing the environmental education concentration with this major. This concentration enhances the students' major by integrating environmental education into formal (pre-K-12) as well as non-formal education settings such as parks and nature centers.
For a complete listing courses – visit the Public Course Catalog. Enter “Duluth” in the Institution and Campus fields; and enter either GEOL or ESCI for Subject Areas, then click “Search”.
Graduating Seniors Exit Interviews
The Exit Interviews are very brief and will only take a few minutes to complete.
Student Learning Outcomes
Our Department has established four broad program outcomes for our undergraduate earth and environmental science majors as part of the campus-wide assessment plan. These are:
Comprehension - Students will know and be able to explain the basic definitions and core concepts in their respective field of study, either Environmental Science or Geological Science.
Application - Students will be able to apply environmental science or geological knowledge and techniques towards solutions to problems.
Analysis - Students will be able to determine an appropriate method for research, collect data and carry out the research using techniques and equipment specific to this field.
Communication - Students will be able to write about scientific ideas and present their ideas and findings to technical and non-technical audiences.
Specific Program Learning Outcomes for the Environmental Science B.S. and Geological Sciences B.A. and B.S can be found here.