Minor in Environmental Science
Employment projections from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicate an overall 4.9% increase in geoscience jobs between 2019 and 2029, from 460,242 jobs in 2019 to 482,726 jobs in 2029. For comparison, the projected growth of the U.S. workforce over the same timeframe is expected to be 3.7%. Growth rates for individual geoscience occupations range between 0% and 8.4% for all but geoscience engineering managers (-1%).
Students will develop:
- Communication: Reach mutual understanding through effective exchange of information, ideas, and feelings
- Critical thinking: Analyze and evaluate issues in order to solve problems and develop informed opinions
- Problem-solving: Find solutions to difficult or complex issues
- Research: Be able to search, investigate and critically analyze information in response to a specific research question
- Teamwork: Participate as an effective, efficient member of a group in order to meet a common goal
- Writing: Communicate using text in a clear and concise manner
Additionally, students will learn about 3-D spatial thinking, the ability to interpret geological maps, mapping skills, sample collection, and organization skills.
|ESCI 1101||Environmental Sci. Lab||1|
|ESCI 1301||Intro to Environmental Sci||3|
|ESCI 1310||Field Methods in Env Science||3|
|ESCI 4301||Senior Project||3|
|STAT 2480||Elementary Statistical Methods||4|
|Select six hours from upper-division classes in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Geophysics, Math, Physics, or any environmental ethics, health, or policy course.||6|