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Department Majors

Below is a list of majors in our department, and for each program you can download a program sheet in Adobe® Portable Document File (Adobe® .pdf) format. If you are already enrolled in one of our department's programs, an older version may apply to you - check with your advisor for details. 

Environmental Geosciences BA
The environmental geoscience (BA) focuses on providing students with a scientific understanding of the Earth and surrounding environment. The student in geology gains an understanding of the various terrestrial processes and features (mountains, oceans, volcanoes, glaciers); the immenseness of geologic time, the history of the earth and organisms that inhabit it (fossils); the role of water, fuel, and mineral resources in the development of civilization; and the close interaction between the geologic and organic environments. 
Environmental Geosciences - Environmental Science BS
Environmental science is the integration of scientific knowledge from many disciplines in order to understand the interrelationships between human activities and the environment. Environmental science majors are exposed to the general principles of biology, chemistry, geology, geography, meteorology, and physics. Thus, it is not a focus on one of these disciplines, but involves all of them and their interaction within environmental systems. 
Environmental Geosciences - Geology BS 
The environmental geoscience (BS) track in geology focuses on providing students with a scientific understanding of the Earth and surrounding environment. The student in geology gains an understanding of the various terrestrial processes and features (mountains, oceans, volcanoes, glaciers); the immenseness of geologic time, the history of the earth and organisms that inhabit it (fossils); the role of water, fuel, and mineral resources in the development of civilization; and the close interaction between the geologic and organic environments.
Environmental Geoscience Pre-Masters of Education (7-12) BA
Students seeking state certification in secondary education must also complete requirements for a Master of Education degree, a one-year program at SRU.  All of our programs are designed to steadily develop the quantitative, deductive and inductive reasoning skills that environmental geoscientists must have.  
Geography - Applied Geographic Technology BS 
Students in the Applied Geographic Technology geography program study the links between human beings and their environment as well as the links between one area of the earth’s surface with another.  The applied geographic technology student investigates the geographic study of environmental, economic, cultural, and political processes and becomes proficient in the fast growing field of geographic information technology. This program emphasizes the collection, analysis, and representation of earth data at scales ranging from the local to the global. Opportunities abound for students to engage in fieldwork, internships, and in the production of research in our department.  If you enjoy learning about the Earth and its peoples and landscapes, either in your back yard or far away, please consider the opportunities our program provides. 
Geography - Environment and Society Track BS 
The B.S. Geography track in Environment and Society creates a third emphasis covering a core of geographical knowledge while giving deeper exploration of human geography.
Geography - Environmental Studies Track BS 
Students in the environmental studies program study the links between humans and their environment.  This program takes an interdisciplinary approach and integrates knowledge from the social and natural sciences in the study of environmental issues.  An important goal of the program is for students to understand the relationships that exist between social, behavioral, and environmental systems. We emphasize the collection, analysis, and representation of earth data at scales ranging from the local to the global. Toward the end of their studies, students identify a research problem, gather and analyze data, and prepare a formal paper and presentation on their topic. Opportunities abound for students to engage in fieldwork, internships, and in the production of research in our department.

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