Appealing to students interested in geological and geographical approaches to environmental issues, the environmental geoscience major
emphasizes physical, human, and spatial aspects of Earth and its environment.
Course requirements reflect the diversity of environmental problems we face today, from the atmosphere (air pollution) to the hydrosphere (water pollution) to the lithosphere (ground pollution), and how these problems affect our quality of life.
Environmental geoscience prepares students for a wide array of fields, including the assessment and remediation of environmental problems, land use planning, and geographic information systems.
Photo: Environmental geoscience major Elizabeth Flynn at the Grand Canyon during a spring break trip to the Southwest organized by geology professor Robert Behling.