Earth and Ocean Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in Geosciences

stratigraphy? The B.A. in geosciences focuses on the scientific study of Earth; forces acting upon and within it; and the makeup and behavior of the solids, liquids, and gases comprising the planet. This program is designed for students who desire a broad liberal arts education that prepares them for careers such as environmental consulting, energy and resource management, and geosciences education. Because geology continues to become more integrative, technical and global in its approach, the B.A. degree program encourages students to develop basic proficiencies in mathematics, chemistry, physics, and biology, and effective oral and written communication skills including computer literacy.

Requirements for a Major in Geosciences for the B.A. Degree: (Catalogue link with course descriptions)

Student Learning Outcomes for the B.A. degree in geosciences

1: Students should understand and be able to apply the scientific method to geoscience problems

2: Students should demonstrate the ability to:

  • critically read, logically evaluate, and
  • effectively communicate data, problems, and issues in the geosciences

3: Students should be able to identify and describe:

  • Common Earth materials
  • Processes that form and later modify basic Earth Materials
  • Key events in the evolution of the Earth