Earth Sciences and Physics
houses undergraduate major, minor, teacher certification, and concentration programs and a masters degree in Earth Sciences. There are four emphasis areas in Earth Sciences and five in Physics that majors can choose from. These include geology,meteorology and environmental emphases in Earth Sciences and astronomy and engineering emphases in Physics. Future teachers can select from secondary teaching emphases in Earth Sciences or Physics or complete concentrations in these areas as part of the preparation for elementary teaching. The masters program is designed to meet the needs of teachers and professionals who wish to expand their knowledge of Earth Sciences. Physics also has a pre-engineering program in which students spend one to two years taking core courses in smaller classroom settings before transferring to an engineering program.
The disciplines within the school attempt to better understand the world we live in, so practical application of knowledge and laboratory/field studies are emphasized. Smaller class sizes, an accessible faculty, and undergraduate research and internship opportunities are characteristics of the school, as well as successful placement of graduates in advanced degree programs and in positions in education, industry and government and research facilities. Student activism in national science organizations is strongly encouraged by clubs such as the American Meteorological Society Student Chapter and the Society of Physics Students. So, for strong and supportive science programs where student learning is the top priority, we are your home!