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Earth Science

Center for Environmental, Earth and Space Studies, Economics, and Sociology
Sattgast Hall 218-755-2783


Dr. Tim Kroeger (Coordinator;, Dr. Dragoljub Bilanovic

Areas of Study

The study of Earth Science draws primarily on geology and meteorology with additional attention to the fields of oceanography and life history. The traditional background for Earth Science focuses on mathematics and the quantitative aspects of science. The contemporary study and practice of Earth Science includes the qualitative evaluation and understanding of earth processes.

Both the quantitative and qualitative factors are applied in decision-making processes that range from plans for worldwide concerns, such as global warming, and for natural disasters, such as earthquakes and floods, to evaluation of a building site for a home. Earth Science is also a companion field of study for hydrologists and environmental scientists and for related careers in government, business, and industry.


See Section II, Enrollment for required high school preparation.

Recommended High School Courses

Second Majors and Minors

Students are encouraged to discuss with their advisor the option of a second major or minor that might strengthen or complement their major.

Career Directions

Federal/State Agent
Industry/Business Consultant
Park Naturalist
Science Curriculum Coordinator
Also: Graduate Study

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