Description of the major at the ESS website:


Highlights of the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Program:

  • Scientific aspects of environmental problems
  • Prepares students for graduate studies or careers in science, research, or technical fields
  • Classes in earth system science, weather and climate, oceanography, hydrology, and ecology
  • Research opportunities available

(ESS degree requirements)


Typical program of study:
Year One - Physical Environment, General Chemistry, Calculus, Writing and Gen Ed.
Year Two - ESS Core (Land, Ocean, Atmosphere), Physics, Gen Ed.
Year Three - Field Methods, Data Analysis, Intro to Research, ESS Electives, Gen Ed.
Year Four - ESS Electives, Electives, Gen Ed., (Research)



(ESS Research Opportunities)

(ESS specific careers)

(How to get involved in research)

(Career info)