Earth and Spatial Sciences, B.S.

Confronting the human impact on earth.

The impact humans have exerted on earth is the core of what makes up the Earth and Spatial Sciences, and much of society’s most pressing needs calls for professionals in the evolved geological and geographic sciences. With a basis in climatology, hydrology, sustainability, geography and environment, you will be prepared to enter into a profession that can lead the way in solving those problems.

Your time in the program cumulates in a senior capstone experience that includes field work and work collecting, integrating and interpreting data and observations. Take your knowledge with you into a career as a geographer, geologist, hydrologist or geographic information scientist in support of resource extraction, conservation and restoration that is crucial to the health of the state of Idaho and the nation.

This degree could be a good fit if you:

  • Enjoy science in relation to the physical earth and its properties
  • Want to be a part of the solution in addressing nationwide climate change concerns
  • Like analyzing data and applying the results
  • Want to develop sustainable strategies for resource and energy development

With this degree, you could become a/an:

  • Climate change scientist
  • Hydrologist
  • Geographer
  • Spatial Analyst
  • Environmental consultant
  • Risk assessment/compliance specialist
  • Environmental planner
  • Land management

Available On-Campus

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