The Department Earth & Environmental Sciences (EENS) offers this environmental science major, which provides students with broad exposure to environmental problems, as well as training in essential problem-solving skills, such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Environmental Informatics (EI). The major is not unlike the GEOL major in EENS in that it requires a broad background in the natural sciences, as well as a core curriculum that familiarizes students with tools and methods. Students completing the degree should be able to enter environmental scientist positions in private industry, environmental consulting, and regulatory agencies. In addition, the major provides a strong science background for individuals seeking to practice environmental law. Students majoring in environmental earth science may elect to broaden their background in environmental issues by completing a major in environmental studies in the School of Liberal Arts. Course requirements for the environmental earth science major are given below:
Any five EENS Environmental courses at or above the 2000-level; a minimum of three electives must be at the 3000-4000 level. Environmental electives include the following courses: EENS 2080 Severe Weather; EENS 2230 Oceanography; EENS 3050 Natural Disasters; EENS 3600 The Science of Climate Change; EENS 3720 Infrastructure of Sustainable Urban Environments; EENS 3980 Environmental Field Study; EENS 4030 Environmental Spatial Analysis; EENS 4040 Marine Environmental Geology; EENS 4180 Intro to Remote Sensing; EENS 4250 Isotopes in the Environment; EENS 4360 Environmental Geochemistry; EENS 4800 Air Pollution Fundamentals and Modelling; EENS 4820 Soil and Water Pollution; EENS4960 Environmental Sampling, Analysis, and Practice. Students are strongly encouraged to include Remote Sensing and Environmental Geochemistry in their electives. No capstone course is required for this major.
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