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Degrees in Earth and Environmental Systems

 The purpose of this program is to deliver a multidisciplinary education with environmental geosciences as a foundation while also drawing upon existing courses from a diverse array of campus programs. The emphases in this program is to span local to global concerns. Core knowledge is developed through a set of required courses across several disciplines, emphasizing the Geosciences, and through required and elective core courses.  You must choose one track from the following list of 3 (at least 21 credits) to complete the B.S. or B.A. degree in Earth and Environmental Systems.


 Bachelor of Science in Earth and Environmental Systems

Upper division courses emphasizing environmental aspects of Geosciences and Biological Sciences, with supporting courses in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and social sciences.

B.S. in EES required courses


Bachelor of Science in Earth and Environmental Systems, Geospatial Systems Track

Upper division geotechnologies courses in Geosciences and History, with supporting courses in Mathematics and social sciences.

B.S. EES Geospatial systems track required courses


Bachelor of Arts in Earth and Environmental Systems

Interdisciplinary coursework in Political Science, History, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy.

B.A. in EES required courses


Please contact the Earth and Environmental Sytems undergraduate advisors, Sarah Godsey and
Glenn Thackray, to learn more about these degrees. 
Major Academic Plans (MAP) is a 4 year example degree plan for each Earth and Environmental degree shown above. 

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Idaho State University

921 S. 8th Ave

Mail Stop 8072

Pocatello, ID 83209-8072