The B.A. in Environmental Geosciences is a joint Geology/Geography program for students interested in geological and geographical approaches to environmental issues. Emphasis is placed on the physical, human, and spatial aspects of Earth and its environment. The broad and interdisciplinary nature of the degree program is designed to produce geoscientists who can identify environmental problems, apply a variety of approaches to their remediation, and be conversant among the wide range of disciplines for whom the environment is of special concern.
Graduates of this program will find employment in a wide array of fields including the assessment and remediation of environmental problems, land use planning, geographical information systems, involvement in the legislative process by which laws are formulated to protect the environment, the application of such laws as part of a federal or state regulatory agency, or as a member of the journalistic community using the various methods of mass communication to increase the public awareness of situations that adversely affect the environment.