Bachelor's Degree Program
Gain experience in one of the most exciting natural laboratories on Earth as you earn your earth science degree from UAF. Our program offers three concentration options to earn your bachelor’s in earth science. The variety of courses increases your undergraduate research opportunities and prepares you for a diverse careers or admission to top graduate programs.
What Is Earth Science?
Earth science is the study of our planet’s physical characteristics, from earthquakes and raindrops to floods and fossils. Earth science includes all fields of natural science related to the planet Earth.
If you are fascinated by this orb we call home, earth science is the career path for you.
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Why Study Earth Science at UAF?
As an earth science major at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, you’ll access the research power of a flagship research university with the personal attention and interaction of a small college, but with more opportunities for undergraduate research than many larger universities.
Here are more reasons to earn your bachelor’s in earth science at UAF.
What Can You Do With Your Bachelor’s Degree in Earth Science?
The earth science degree prepares you for a variety of careers in geoscience, resource management, communicating science, hazards analysis and emergency management. Our program also provides the opportunity to earn a credential for secondary teacher certification.
Requirements for an Earth Science Degree
Earth science majors choose from three concentrations, including earth systems science, geological hazards and mitigation and secondary education. The earth science concentration offers students a sound background in a broad spectrum of geoscience disciplines, with an emphasis on the interaction between earth systems. The geological hazards and mitigation concentration is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in communicating science, hazards analysis or emergency management-related natural disasters. The secondary education concentration is designed for students who plan to teach earth science in a secondary school in Alaska.
Bachelor’s Degree Programs Related to Earth Science
- Geoscience (Bachelor of Science)
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