Earth and Resource Science Programs
Three concentration programs leading to the Bachelor of Science degree are offered: the Program in Energy and Sustainable Systems (ESS), the Program in Environmental Science and Planning (ESP), and the Honors Program in Environmental Science and Planning (ESP).
- Program in Energy and Sustainable Systems - This new major prepares students for careers and graduate work in the rapidly growing environmental disciplines of energy and sustainable systems. These disciplines encompass: renewable energy; sustainable development and redevelopment of urban areas; energy planning and policy analysis; and climate change analysis.
- Program in Environmental Science and Planning - The program in Environmental Science and Planning is designed to provide training in the analysis, planning and management of natural resources and land use in urban, rural and wilderness environments. Graduates of this program are prepared to compete for employment in both the private and public sectors or to go on to graduate school in various environmental fields, remote sensing, GIS, urban planning, regional planning, landscape architecture, law, public administration, or policy studies.
- Honors Program in Environmental Science and Planning – One of the two required area options must be in a foreign language, as stated in the University Honors Scholar Program. Prospective Honors Program students are urged to acquaint themselves as early as possible with requirements above as well as with the particular procedures for acceptance into the Resource Science Department’s Honors Program. See the departmental honors advisor or the Honors Program Director for this information.
Three Minors are offered:
A Certification Program in Environmental Hazards/Risk Management is also offered.