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Earth Science Certificate

Earth science describes the planet’s features, patterns, composition and the processes operating within and on its surface, its history, and life. Earth scientists seek to understand these and answer practical questions using a wide array of scientific and engineering techniques ranging from field mapping, geophysical measurements, geochemical analysis, biological studies, and remote sensing. The aim of earth science is to ensure the future of humanity and the environment by understanding our planet’s past and present through identifying and discovering new energy and material resources. Examples include freshwater sources,

The aim of earth science is to ensure the future of humanity and the environment by understanding our planet’s past and present through identifying and discovering new energy and material resources. Examples include freshwater sources, forecasting and mitigating environmental hazards, formulating possible solutions to slow down human-induced climate change, educating the public on the stewardship of the environment and assisting decision makers.

Note: This certificate consists of upper-level courses which may have prerequisites. Please see the course descriptions or consult an advisor.

Required Courses (18 credit hours)

ESCI 3003K – Soils
ESCI 4003K – Hydrology
GEOG 3200K – Earth Systems
GEOL 3010K – Introduction to Earth Materials
GEOL 3500K – Environmental Geochemistry

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