Earth Science

What it's all about

A degree in Earth Science is made up of several different topics and is taught in a way that gives students an understanding of the Earth's materials and processes. The topics include astronomy, meteorology, oceanography and geology. However, this degree is not a professional degree in geology.

You might take classes such as:

• World Oceans
• Physical Geology
• Earth Science
• Earth Materials
• Rocks and Rock-forming Minerals

Graduates in this major often go on to:

• become teachers
• work for museums
• find jobs in environmental consulting firms
• work for oil or energy companies
• local, state, and federal agencies such as the U.S. Geological Survey, Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management, Army Corps of Engineers, state water control boards and state geological surveys.