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The Whole World in Your Hands

Earth Science Minor

Earth science seeks to understand the complex processes operating within the earth-atmosphere system to improve the quality of human life. Earth scientists study geoscience disciplines including geology, hydrology, oceanography and environmental science, as well as classes focusing on analytic techniques including statistics and Geographic Information Science (GIS). From the soil beneath your feet to the depths of the ocean, the future of the Earth is in your hands.

Why Choose an Earth Science Minor at Salisbury University?

Our earth science program focuses on providing students with a broad background in the geosciences and its application to solving environmental problems and limiting natural hazards. Students complete courses in geology, weather and climate, map interpretation, geographic information science, statistics, chemistry and physics. 

For a more in-depth study, SU also offers an earth science major.

I want to show students exactly how classroom content can be transferred into practical skills in the field.
THOMAS CAWTHERN, PH.D. Department of Geography and Geosciences Faculty

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