BS in Earth Systems Science

The Earth Systems Science major is designed to prepare students to meet the challenges of environmental and ecological research in the 21st century.

Organization Name: 
University of California, Merced
Degree : 
Bachelor's Degree
Merced, CA

Students who study Earth Systems Science will gain a quantitative understanding of the physical, chemical and biological principles that control the processes, reactions and evolution of the Earth as a support system for life. The major emphasizes a highly interdisciplinary approach, incorporating field studies, laboratory experiments and computations. Complementary coursework in the social sciences will expose students to the political, economic, and societal implications of human interactions with the environment. A unique aspect of the major is its flexibility — students can select upper division classes in areas that reflect their individual interests within Earth Systems Science.