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EARTH SCIENCE VISITATION DAY - FRIDAY, MARCH 28TH

The Earth Sciences major encompasses the fields of geoscience, geography, meteorology, geophysics and soil science, with a solid foundation in the supporting sciences. It is especially directed toward study of the problems that arise from the complex interaction of human technological and social activities with the natural environment. An offering of minors in Geography, Geophysics, Natural Resources, and Watersheds & Water Resources allows students to tailor the curriculum to their interests and goals.

This degree is suited for students interested in a broad range of environment-related careers, including graduate studies in earth and environmental sciences, or careers in government, industry, consulting, or K-12 education. The degree is also perfect for students currently enrolled in the Wildlife Technology A.S. degree here at Penn State DuBois who wish to obtain a B.S. degree. Suitable choices of courses may qualify students for graduate work in several fields.


The B.S. in Earth Sciences opens doors to your future 

The Earth Sciences degree provides a solid foundation in calculus, chemistry and physics, as well as introductory and advanced coursework in geology, geophysics, geography, meteorology and soil science. The selection of a minor allows for an amount of specialization in areas of particular interest to the student. Advanced coursework offered includes mineralogy & petrology, environmental geology, geomorphology, geochemistry, climate science, soil chemistry, natural hazards, political geography, environmental science, hydrogeology, geophysics, and seismology, as well as independent study and research. With this strong foundation, our graduates have placed well into graduate school, industry, and government, with the vast majority going into Earth Science-related fields.

 

Earth Science is suited for students interested in a broad range of environment-related careers, including graduate studies in earth and environmental sciences, or careers in government, industry, consulting, or K-12 education. The degree is also perfect for students currently enrolled in the Wildlife Technology A.S. degree here at Penn State DuBois who wish to obtain a B.S. degree.

 

Photo of stream in DuBois area

Interdisciplinary Minor Requirement

The B.S. degree in Earth Sciences requires that a student complete an approved minor. Appropriate minors offered at Penn State DuBois include:

* Geography (description) includes coursework in both physical and human Geography. See the recommended academic planner for this minor here: Academic Planner

 

* Geophysics (description) includes additional coursework on the geophysical aspects of Earth Sciences. See the recommended academic planner for this minor here: Academic Planner

 

* Natural Resources (description) includes coursework in Forestry and Wildlife in addition to advanced coursework in Geosciences. See the recommended academic planner for this minor here: Academic Planner

 

* Watersheds & Water Resources (description) includes coursework related to surface and subsurface waters. See the recommended academic planner for this minor here: Academic Planner
 

Other Resources

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Industry Recruiting


What can I do with an Earth Science Degree from Penn State?


Earth Science Credit Certificates offered at Penn State DuBois:

Understanding the Earth’s Processes

Earth’s Materials and the Environment

Exploration of the Earth’s Sub-Surface


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