College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
By exploring the Earth’s physical and environmental properties, you’ll learn about responsible exploration and extraction of natural resources, the consequences of global climate change, and how to reduce human suffering and property loss from natural hazards.
- Get hands-on experience in science labs like the Radiogenic Isotope and Geochronology and the GeoAnalytical laboratories
- Field trips to sites such as the Columbia River basalt plateau, Cascades volcanos, the Idaho and Wallowa batholiths, and local groundwater sources
- Benefit from the program’s partnership with the Department of Geology at the University of Idaho
- Participate in undergraduate research guided by renowned faculty
With an Earth Sciences degree, you can work in:
- Geochemistry or geophysics
- Exploration science for natural resources
- Climatology, hydrology or oceanography
- Geology or paleontology
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