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Certificate Program in Earth Science (30 Credits)

The Certificate in Earth Science is structured to provide a strong foundation in Earth science content. The program is intended for certified teachers of other science areas who plan to obtain a second certification in Earth Science as well as holders BA or BS degrees who seek a foundation in Earth science before applying to a Masters of Education program.

26 Credits in Required Courses

  • GEO 167 Earth Evolution (3 credits)
  • GEO 168 Earth Evolution Lab (1 credits)
  • GEO 228 Weather and Climate (3 credits)
  • GEO 229 Weather and Climate Lab (1 credits)
  • GEO 245 Earth Materials (4 credits)
  • GEO 301 Earth Science for Educators (4 credits)
  • GEO 345 Environmental Hydrology (5 hours, 4 credits)
  • GEO 4500 Topics in Earth Science (2 hours, 2 credits)
  • AST 117 Astronomy of Stellar Systems (4 credits)

4 Credits to be chosen from the following:

  • GEO 236 Environmental Geology (5 hours, 4 credits)
  • GEO 340 Natural Hazards and Disasters (3 hours, 3 credits) and GEO 341 Natural Hazards and Disasters (2 hours, 1 credit)
  • GEO 370 Regional Field Geology and Mapping Techniques (2 hours lecture, 8 hours field, 4 credits)
  • GEO 448 Plate Tectonics (5 hours, 4 credits)
  • GEO 490 Honors Geology (5 hours, 4 credits)

(Other courses may be substituted with department permission.)

Last modified: 9/3/2014