Earth Sciences Majors

B.A. Degree

The B.A. in Earth Sciences includes a set of core courses that provide students with the necessary background in geology, chemistry, and physics or biology. Concentrations in geology, environmental studies, and unique student-designed concentrations established with faculty approval near completion of the core, are available. The B.A. in Earth Sciences pairs well with majors and minors across the University and provides a strong science-based major for those in preprofessional programs.

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B.S. Degree

The B.S. in Earth Sciences includes a set of core courses that provide the student with the necessary background in geology, chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, and field techniques. Concentrations in geology, geophysics, and environmental and resource sciences, and unique student-designed concentrations established with faculty approval near completion of the core are available. The B.S. in Earth Sciences pairs well with majors and minors across the University and provides a strong science-based major for those pursuing graduate work in the sciences and professional Earth Science employment opportunities.

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Degrees offered for students matriculated to SMU prior to August 2019:

B.S. in Geology 
B.A. in Geology 
B.S. in Geophysics 
B.S. in Resource Geology 
B.S. in Environmental Sciences 
B.A. in Environmental Studies

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