B.S. in Environmental Science, concentration in Earth Science
All Earth Science majors at Sierra Nevada University build a strong foundation in basic science, including courses in biology, chemistry, geology, environmental science, physics, statistics, calculus, and graphical information systems. Courses in meteorology, hydrology, soils, and climate change emphasize the way that water, mineral resources, topography, and human activities influence ecosystems.
The importance of research and experimentation is stressed throughout the program, and all students complete an original senior research project.
Students explore a spectacular variety of “neighborhood” environments; the high desert Great Basin, the alpine peaks of the Sierra Nevada range, 1600′ deep Lake Tahoe, and the southern Cascade volcanoes.
Learning GIS techniques
In the lab
Field work in Death Valley
Graduates are qualified for entry level work as field scientists or in environmental policy, or for graduate programs in environmental science or earth science.