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Environmental Geoscience

Do you have an interest in environmental issues? A desire to change the world around you? Environmental geoscience students combine geoscience and environmental awareness to see the impact of human behavior on our world. 

Environmental geoscience student

Environmental geoscience is a joint geology and geography major for students interested in geological and geographical approaches to environmental issues. The curriculum emphasizes the physical, human and spatial aspects of Earth and its environment. Students interested in geological and geographical approaches to environmental issues study how to positively affect the environment and find solutions to the problems around them. 

Environmental geoscience graduates pursue careers in environmental remediation, land use planning, sustainability design, geographical information systems, environmental legislation and journalism. Geologists and geophysicists hold approximately 95,000 jobs nationwide. Energy and environmental companies employ about half of all geoscientists. Many other geologists work for consulting firms and business services, especially engineering firms, which often provide services to oil and gas companies. 

Environmental geoscience focuses on the physical, human and spatial aspects of Earth and its environment. Through the broad and interdisciplinary nature of the program, you will learn to identify environmental problems and develop hands-on approaches to finding solutions. 

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