The Department of Earth and Environmental Systems offers two majors each featuring specialized concentrations.  In addition to the degrees programs we also offer a Geographic Information Science Certificate as well as a Geography for Social Studies Licensure. In addition, the department contributes to the secondary education programs in science education (Earth Space Science Concentration) and social studies education. The department also collaborates with and/or offers courses in African and African American studies, international studies, women’s studies, and Foundational Studies.

Earth & Environmental Sciences with concentrations in:

  • Atmosphere & Surface process
  • Geosciences

Human & Environmental Systems with concentrations in:

  • Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Geographic Information Science



As a unit within the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Earth and Environmental Systems offers a curriculum that leads to a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science degree in either earth and environmental sciences or human and environmental systems. Candidates for these degrees must complete the University requirement of a minimum of 120 credits, including Foundational Studies course work, as well as the requirements for the departmental majors and concentrations. Candidates for a bachelor of arts degree must also complete two years, or the equivalent, of a non-native language.

B.S. Majors Program Descriptions Program Requirements
Earth & Environmental Sciences

Human & Environmental Systems

GIS Certification    
Geography For Social Studies Licensure