Our B.A. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences gives you maximum flexibility to concentrate on interests within the major, such as environmental geology, water quality, economic minerals, materials, petroleum, or natural hazards. You can also seek outside concentrations or choose to pursue a double or triple major.
Earth & Atmospheric Sciences B.A.
The B.A. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences has fewer scientific requirements than the B.S. degree. It is designed primarily for those who expect to use geological sciences in business careers, scientific writing, science librarianship, science teaching below the college level, or as the focus of a more general liberal arts education.
If you elect to take the science and mathematics courses required for the B.S. degree, this program will provide both a broad general education and an adequate background for advanced study and professional employment in geological sciences.
This B.A. provides a broadly-based background in the fundamentals of the geological sciences. It offers maximum flexibility in course selection to enhance interdisciplinary study, making a double major easily accessible to students in related fields.
The Earth and Atmospheric Sciences B.A. degree is flexible and easily allows you to add a major or minor in other disciplines. It is also ideal for pre-law and pre-med students.
A good first step to explore this option is to talk with our academic advisor.