This degree program consists of the BA in geological sciences or the BS in geological sciences with concentrations in geology, geochemistry or geobiology. A minor in geological sciences is also available.
BS vs. BA
The BS program is designed to give students the background for graduate work and professional careers in the earth and environmental sciences, and in those areas in which the earth sciences overlap with the life sciences or with engineering.
The BA program is designed to allow more flexibility in program design and is pursued not only by students preparing for graduate work in the earth sciences but also by students interested in law, management, or teaching.