Oct 27, 2021  
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Honors in Environmental Earth Sciences [Science]

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences encompass the study of the atmosphere, surface and interior of the earth. The Department administers 10 academic programs: Honors and Specialization in Environmental Earth Sciences, Honors and Specialization in Geology, Honors and Specialization in Paleontology, BSc Specialization in Planning, BA Major and Minor in Human Geography, and BA Major in Planning. For details on the Major and Minor in Human Geography and on the BA Major in Planning, see Faculty of Arts listing.

Honors in Environmental Earth Sciences

Environmental Earth Science is the study of interactions between humans and Earth's natural environment. It encompasses the influence of human activities on the local and global environment, as well as how our actions are shaped and controlled by the geologic and geomorphic processes occurring around us. Environmental Earth Scientists are typically employed by consulting companies, large resource and industrial firms, and government organizations.

Continuation in the Honors in Environmental Earth Sciences program requires successful completion of at least ★24 with a minimum 3.0 GPA in the previous Fall/Winter. In addition, graduation requires a minimum 3.0 GPA on the last ★60 credited to the degree.

A student enrolling in the Honors program should confer with the Environmental Earth Sciences Program student advisor before registration each year.



  1. EAS 458  may be taken more than once for credit. Science and related options require the approval of the Environmental Earth Sciences advisor.
  2. For students entering Environmental Earth Science Honors, credit in SCI 100 will be considered equivalent to BIOL 108 , CHEM 101 , CHEM 102 , EAS 100 , EAS 105 , MATH 114 MATH 115 , PHYS 144  and PHYS 146 . Credit in SCI 151  will be considered equivalent to STAT 151  and ★3 Science option.