Department of Geography and the Environment

Earth Science

Geomorphology, Climate, and Soils

Earth Science, as a subfield of geography, emphasizes the study of environmental processes at regional and global scales.  Geomorphology and biogeography are the most important components of the Earth Science track. Its goal is to provide a sound background in aspects of the origin, development, and evolution of the earth's physical environment and landscape.

Students selecting the earth science track take courses such as:

GRG 333K: Climate Change

GRG 334C: Environmental Hazards

GRG 334K: Soils

GRG 335N: Landscape Ecology

GRG 338C: Fluvial Geomorphology

GRG 339: Process Geomorphology 

GRG 356: Water Resources: Latin America/Caribbean

GRG 366C: Comparative Ecosystems

The honors sequence (679HA/HB) can be used to meet part of this track requirement.

Note: In addition to the above, all geography majors must also complete the core requirements in Human Geography, Physical Geography, and Techniques.