University of California, Riverside

Department of Earth Sciences



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Undergraduate majors in Earth Sciences

The Department of Earth Sciences currently offers two undergraduate degree programs: Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in Geology and Geophysics. In addition, we offer Minor options in Geology, Geophysics and Global Climate Change.

Earth Science degrees cover all scientific studies related to the planet Earth, including the study of Earth composition, structure, processes, and history. The degree programs include the study of the organisms that inhabit our planet, how natural hazards affect society, and the past, present and future of climate change. Our B.S. programs in the Department of Earth Sciences place substantial emphasis on preparing students for graduate study and a wide range of rewarding careers. The B.A. degree, on the other hand, is designed for students who wish to teach general science or earth science at a secondary school level, and combines training in general science and pedagogy with concentrated study in general geology.

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Tel: (951) 827-3434
Fax: (951) 827-4324
E-mail: john.herring@ucr.edu

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