Are you passionate about earth and the environment but want to pursue a non-scientific career path? The flexible bachelor of arts in earth and environmental science could be perfect for you.
|Program Type||Format||Credit Hours|
|Major, Minor||On Campus||129 (18 for minor)|
Why Study Earth and Environmental Science at Wilkes?
The degree in earth and environmental science at Wilkes University is flexible, and when paired with a non-science minor such as education, political science, English or business can lead to many exciting career paths. This bachelor of arts program is ideal if you’re interested in a specialized career path such as teaching, environmental law or business consulting.
If your goal is to teach high school sciences, there is a track specifically designed for you, and will satisfy the requirements leading to a Pennsylvania Secondary Teaching Certificate in Earth and Space Science. By adding courses in chemistry and biology, you will also satisfy the requirements for a Pennsylvania teaching certification in general science.
What Will You Learn as an Earth and Environmental Science Major?
- As an Earth and Environmental Science major, you’ll study human interactions with the earth and the environment and its implications.
- You’ll learn the basics of environmental science, including geology, meteorology, environmental engineering, ocean science and more.
- In a field laboratory component to each earth and environmental science class, you’ll conduct field-based analysis of local geologic features, soils and aquatic ecosystems.