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Earth Science Major - General Focus

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 the General Program at Salisbury University?

For those students who wish to have maximum flexibility, there is the general earth science focus, a comprehensive focus in earth science.

Careers for General Program Graduates

Earth science plays an essential role in today’s rapidly changing world. Our general earth science program gives you a well-rounded background to pursue a career such as:

  • Business intelligence developer
  • Geologist
  • Paleontologist
  • Seismologist
  • Volcanologist
  • Environmental scientist
  • University professor
  • Petroleum geologist