Geoscience is the study of Earth processes and products, along with learning how human activity affects and is affected by these processes. Geoscientists are concerned with the distribution of populations, natural resources, and hazards. Geoscience incorporates aspects of all the natural sciences while serving as an important bridge among the social, physical, and mathematical sciences. Courses in geology, physical geography, weather and climate, world geography, and sustainability are general education classes that provide a foundation in the geosciences and afford students in all disciplines and excellent preparation for life in a complex and fast-paced world. Our courses offer the knowledge and important analytical tools used in careers in the natural sciences, safety science, environmental sciences, history, anthropology, criminal justice, international affairs, and science education. These tools include spatial data analysis, cartography, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), which some of the hottest areas in the global workplace.
Geoscience offers a B.S. Degree in Education leading to certification to teach Earth Sciences in grades 9-12 and minors in Geography, GIS, and Earth Science. Course offerings include general education sciences classes, classes to support our major and minors, and courses that support other majors throughout the university.
The future depends greatly on how people solve the world's problems, and problem solving is what physicists do best. From work in biophysics to quantum computation, there are abundant opportunities in the sciences. The program offered by UCM prepares students for these rewarding careers.
The physics degree programs at UCM provide a balanced curriculum of classroom instruction and practical laboratory experience. Physics offers one B.S. in Education degree and one minor.
The Safety Science Program provide diverse safety and health programs for the undergraduate and graduate students. The program offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Occupational Safety with options for Environmental Management, Safety Management, and Occupational Health Management. In conjunction with these degrees the Program also offers a minor in Safety. The Program offers Master of Science degrees in Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Safety Management. The curricula are designed to enhance the professional success of the student. The faculty will provide opportunities for the student to develop communication and problem solving skills, networking and an understanding of safety and health values.