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Earth & Environmental Sciences Department

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Undergraduate Programs We Offer

Environmental Science B.S.

New for Fall 2019                B.S.                       Sample Plan                        Course Electives

Environmental Science Minor

New for Fall 2019                Minor

Geological Sciences B.A.

New for Fall 2019                B.A.                       Sample Plan

Geological Sciences B.S.

New for Fall 2019                B.S.                       Sample Plan

Geological Sciences Minor

New for Fall 2019                Minor

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.

Geology Majors Exit Form  

Environmental Science Majors Exit Form

Professional Licensure for Geologists

Graduating seniors who intend to pursue a career as a geologist are strongly encouraged to take the Fundamentals of Geology (FG) exam shortly before or after completing their undergraduate Geological Sciences degree.  Students can find information about licensure on the ASBOG website here including a copy of the topics covered by the FG exam in the candidate handbook link.

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:

  1. 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.

  2. Application - Students will be able to apply environmental science or geological knowledge and techniques towards solutions to problems.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.