Bachelor of Science in Earth & Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences Concentration

The B.S. Degree Program in Earth & Environmental Sciences – Earth Sciences Concentration is designed to provide the knowledge, skills, and experience required for graduate study and to prepare students for professional careers in a variety of fields including energy resources, water resources, environmental protection, and environmental site investigation and remediation. Course work in EES combines lecture, lab, and field experiences in subjects such as earth history, earth-system processes, rocks, minerals, water, soils, and the atmosphere.

Degree Requirements
 

I. Wright State Core (40 hours)

Element 1: Communication (6 hours)

Element 2: Mathematics (4 hours)

  • MTH 2240 or
  • MTH 2300

Element 3: Global Traditions (6 hours)

Element 4: Arts and Humanities (3 hours)

Element 5: Social Sciences (6 hours)

Element 6: Natural Sciences (8 hours)

  • EES 2510 Earth Systems
  • EES 2550 Earth History

Additional Core Courses (7 hours)

  • EES 2600 Environmental Science and Society
  • STT 2640 or MTH 2310

II. Departmental Core Requirements (9 hours)

  • EES 3120 Earth Materials
  • EES 4340 Mapping Methods
  • EES 4350 Field Mapping
  • EES 4280 EES Colloquium (twice at 0.5 cr hr each)

III. Departmental Requirements and Electives (31 hours)

Choose 31 hours from the following:

  • EES 3160: Stratigraphy & Sedimentology
  • EES 3250: Climate Change
  • EES 4190: Paleobiology
  • EES 4210: Earth Structure and Tectonics
  • EES 4220: Introduction to Geophysics
  • EES 4240: Oceanography
  • EES 4270: Process Geomorphology
  • EES 4290: Remote Sensing of Earth
  • EES 4300: Environmental Applications of GIS
  • EES 4330: Global Biogeochemical Cycles
  • EES 4430: Analysis & Prediction of Earth Systems
  • EES 4460: Sequence Stratigraphy
  • EES 4540: Subsurface Fluid Flow
  • EES 4550: Aqueous Environmental Geochemistry
  • EES 4560: Ground Water Contamination
  • EES 4610: Near-surface Geophysics
  • EES 4960: Senior Thesis Research

V. General Electives (5 hours)

Choose five hours of unrestricted courses

Total Hours Required: 120

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