Investigate Environmental Issues
Environmental Earth Science integrates physical and life sciences with the study of environmental systems. It’s an all-encompassing term for the science related to planet Earth. In this major, you’ll work in a variety of areas crossing numerous disciplines to learn to solve environmental problems and establish policies for resource management.
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Curriculum and Courses
The degree includes a core of introductory geosciences, environmental science, hydrogeology and geomorphology, or sedimentology/stratigraphy. Required electives include a wide array of our upper-level courses that address environmental themes, teach tools of environmental science, or are otherwise cross-disciplinary by nature. By petition, some elective requirements may be fulfilled by courses in other natural sciences or Geography.
Environmental earth scientists are typically employed in environmental consulting and planning firms, energy and mineral resource companies, or government agencies, such as the National Park Service, environmental protection agencies, and health departments. They are also employed in schools and universities, a wide array of both small and large corporations, legal practices, non-profit organizations, and even the news media. Because environmental earth scientists are continually urged to recognize and address the world around them, they acquire and hone skills that are highly valued in many disciplines.
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of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019
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From the start of my first semester, I got involved doing research in the Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science. Most of my research has been involved on how deep wastewater injection can cause earthquakes here in Ohio. I've been able to present posters and papers over a dozen times, both locally, at the Undergraduate Research Forum, and nationally, including annual meetings of the Seismological Society of America, on Capitol Hill, and at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Max Leveridge '18
Environmental Earth Science, with Environmental Science and Sustainability co-majors
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