Environmental Earth Sciences

The 4+1 M.S. in Environmental Earth Sciences prepares students for a career as an Environmental Professional/Professional Geoscientist. Courses cover the fundamentals of how the earth works from physical, chemical and biologic perspectives and provide program participants with a unique set of skills to address the environmental, water, and climate challenges of the 21st century. Students complete 30 credits. Up to 12 credits of the required graduate coursework at the 5000 level or higher may be used toward both the undergraduate and M.S. plans of study and students are expected to take between nine and 12 credits of required courses while they are undergraduates. However, courses taken at the 3000-4000 level that are counted on a graduate plan of study cannot also be counted toward an undergraduate degree. Only six credits of 3000 or 4000 level coursework may count toward the M.S.

Required Courses: ERTH 4150/5150 and ERTH 6000.

Track Courses: Students must take at least two courses from Group A (Data Acquisition and Analysis), two from Group B (Water, Climate, and the Environment), and select two from either group chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor.

Group A: Data Acquisition and Analysis

ERTH 3030, 3710, 5230/4230, 5240/4240, 5430/4430, 5440/4440, 5710/4710, 5810/4810.

Group B: Water, Climate and the Environment

ERTH 3020, 3230, 5130/4130, 5210/4210, 5720/4720, 5735/4735, 5740/4740, 5850/4850.

Electives: Students must complete six additional credits of graduate-level coursework chosen in consultation with the student’s major advisor.

The program is offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.