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Earth Science Program

The Earth Science program provides opportunities for students to explore the fundamentals of earth science through astronomy, geology, hydrology, oceanography and meteorology. Each earth science course fulfills the general education requirement for non-science and science majors. 

Depending on the pathway you choose, earth science courses involve geology of the earth, climate and global change, introduction to the solar system, hydrology and oceanography.

Earth sciences focuses on global, dynamic and innovative issues. A combination of hands-on lab experiences as well as online instruction in labs and non-labs is offered. Follow a pathway in earth sciences or graduate with a general Associate in Science degree.

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Discover the structure and evolution of the solar system, birth, life, and death of stars, properties of galaxies and main concepts of cosmology.

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Understand the earth's interior and learn about heat flow, the earth's magnetic field, earthquakes and more.

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Investigate and analyze the impacts of population growth, urbanization, weather and climate upon hydrological processes and water resource sustainability.

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Learn about all aspects of meteorology including solar radiation, global circulation, environmental issues, winds, stability, precipitation processes, weather systems and severe weather.

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Focus on the dominating influence the ocean has upon earth processes.

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