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Environmental Geoscience Mission Statement


     The environmentally-related sciences have grown exponentially over the recent past as human populations expand and strain natural resources and natural environments through significant increases in pollution, industrial development, resource demand, and population pressure. The environmental geosciences program has a common core of natural earth science courses but also allows flexibility and specialization in several concentrations. These presently include concentrations in Geographic Information Science, Geoscience (geology/geomorphology/soils), Mineral Resources Exploration and Extraction, and Atmospheric/Oceanic Science. However, planned changes in the degree involve new concentrations in environmental geoscience (traditional geology base), GIS, and mineral resource exploration. The concentrations reflect market/employment demands for environmental science graduates.