Earth Science majors learn about geoscience with an emphasis on the scientific method, problem-solving and interdisciplinary science education. You can focus your studies a variety of specialties such as geographic information science, geology, Earth resources or environmental studies. Students who earn an Earth Science degree qualify to pursue professional licensure as registered geologists in the state of Oregon.
Choose from B.A. or B.S.
credits required for the Earth Science major
students enrolled in the Earth Science program
students per class on average in the Earth Science program
of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU
Sample four-year degree plan
- Demonstrate knowledge of the physical, chemical and biological processes operating in the Earth system
- Apply technology-based methods to solve geologic problems and communicate results
- Conduct scientific investigations in laboratory and field settings
- Science teacher
- Environmental resource specialist
- Park ranger
- GIS analyst