Student have the option of getting a BA in geological sciences or a BS in geological sciences with concentrations in geology, geochemistry, or geobiology. A minor in geological sciences and a minor in Earth and planetary sciences are also available.
BS Versus BA
The BS program is designed to give students the background for graduate work and professional careers in 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. This degree is pursued not only by students preparing for graduate work in the earth sciences but also by students interested in law, management, or teaching.