About this Degree
Earth sciences encompass broad scientific study of the origin and evolution of the earth system and its life forms. The Earth Sciences major at the University of California, San Diego embraces a wide range of topics, including the physical and chemical evolution of the planet, the evolution of life, the causes of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, earth-surface processes, the origin and behavior of oceans and atmosphere, and the impact of humans on the environment.
Earth science investigations are increasingly quantitative and experimental, and thus most upper-division courses require a strong foundation in chemistry, physics, and mathematics.
The Earth Sciences curriculum takes advantage of the unique opportunities offered by Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Classes beyond introductory level are usually small, permitting personalized instruction. Field trips are an important part of the instructional program.
Earth sciences students are encouraged to consult with their instructors about incorporating appropriate courses and research opportunities at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography into their undergraduate curriculum.
A degree in earth sciences is an appropriate start for a broad range of career and graduate school opportunities in various areas, including research, government, state and federal survey jobs, environmental management, the petroleum and mining industries, consulting, ocean sciences, industrial institutions, elementary or secondary education, environmental policy, or environmental law. Program advisors and faculty can provide additional information on career and graduate school opportunities.
- Field Methods
- History of Life
- Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
- Computational Earth Science
- 48 months
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DisciplinesEarth Sciences Environmental Sciences View 643 other Bachelors in Earth Sciences in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- Official high school transcript
- Academic Letter of Recommendation
- Application fee of $55
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