The Bachelor of Arts (AB) in Earth and Ocean Sciences is designed for those students who wish to have a fundamental understanding of the Earth system in support of a primary career in business, law, economics, education, political science, public policy, or human health. As earth system scientists we believe that current and future challenges of a sustainable global economy, international policy, and global health can only be met with a thorough scientific understanding of the Earth System.
Students who receive the A.B. degree in Earth and Ocean Sciences may follow many different career paths, including:
- Research at government agencies or in the nonprofit world
- Policy advising in government agencies or think tanks
- Science or nature writing or publishing
- K-12 teaching
- Science curriculum development
- Outdoor education
- Interpretation at museums and state or national parks
- They may also attend a professional school in law, business, public policy, etc., using their undergraduate major as the basis for a sub specialization.
Required courses include:
Math (105L and 106L) or 111L or 122L
Choose one course from two of the subject areas (no more than one course per subject area):
Biology 201L or 202L or 206L Chemistry 101DL (21) or 110DL Physics 141L (26 or 26)
Required Major Requirements:
Any six EOS courses, of which five must be 200-level or higher
Three additional 200-level or higher courses in either Earth and Ocean Sciences or related fields (e.g., Biology, Environment, Evolutionary Anthropology, Math, Physics or Statistics), as approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.