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.