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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Earth sciences offers bachelor of science and bachelor of arts degrees. The bachelor of science degree is recommended for students intending to pursue a career in the Earth sciences–either professionally or in academia.

Earth sciences is a base major for the following Integrated Learning Majors (ILM). ILMs are opportunities to double-major in interdisciplinary themes related to energy and the environment.

B.A. in Earth Sciences

The bachelor of arts degree in Earth Sciences is recommended for those students who enjoy and are intellectually intrigued by the Earth Sciences, but intend to pursue careers in other fields.

B.S. in Earth Sciences

The B.S. in Earth Sciences provides a strong background in basic science and geology, and through appropriate choice of electives can be tailored to meet a wide range of possible interests within the Earth Sciences.

Minor in Earth Sciences

The study of earth sciences provides a perspective of time and an appreciation of the natural world that can enrich a lifetime.

B.A. in Environment Sustainability and Policy (ILM)

This Integrated Learning Major (ILM) in Environment, Sustainability, and Policy is designed to introduce students to and ground them in the interdisciplinary study of environmental science, sustainability, and policy necessary to understand the nature of our changing planet, contribute solutions to advance sustainability, and become more engaged global citizens.

B.S. in Environment Sustainability and Policy (ILM)

See description on the B.A. in Environment Sustainability and Policy

B.A. in Energy and Its Impacts (ILM)

Physical science concepts that govern energy systems and their impact on the environment.

B.S. in Energy and Its Impacts(ILM)

Physical science concepts that govern energy systems and their impact on the environment.