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Earth Science Major, Area 2: Earth Science - Unified Science Certificate

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Bachelor of Science in Education Degree

Earth Science Education majors will be certified to teach any Earth Science course in grades 9-12. All teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Why choose Earth Science at UCM?

  • A recently acquired seismograph station can be used by students in the Earthquakes and Volcanoes class to study local earthquakes and larger events worldwide.
  • UCM owns Pertle Springs, a 300-acre park located one mile from the main campus, which is a unique natural laboratory for research and field experiences.
  • UCM maintains a small astronomical observatory at Pertle Springs featuring a computer-controlled telescope with imaging capabilities and specialized auxiliary equipment.
  • Students may participate in a wide variety of field-based research projects, including organismal, molecular and cellular laboratory-based research projects.

What will I study?
The curriculum offers you the opportunity to develop a strong foundation in biology, chemistry, physics and earth science.
Courses include:

  • Environmental Geology
  • Meteorology
  • Oceanography
  • Science Teaching Methods

Related area of concentration:

  • Earth Science Major: Standard Earth Science Certificate

What can I do with a degree in Earth Science?

  • City Planner
  • Geologist
  • Paleontologist
  • Teacher
  • Volcanologist

How can I get involved outside the classroom?
At UCM, we value an engaging learning experience that includes student involvement and service-learning projects.
In Earth Science, there are several opportunities to be involved in:

  • American Fisheries Society
  • Beta Beta Beta
  • Geology Club
  • National Science Teachers Association Student Chapter
  • Para-Medico
  • Pre-Vet Club
  • Wildlife Society

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About our Faculty:
The student-to-faculty ratio at UCM is 20 to 1, which allows professors to get to know you and provide personalized attention.

Biology and Earth Science classes are taught by experienced faculty members who believe in individualized attention for students. Active research programs, many involving undergraduate students, and workshop and seminar participation keep faculty members abreast of developments in their fields.

Learn more about Earth Science at UCM:
School of Environmental, Physical and Applied Sciences

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