EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Earth and Environmental Sciences are interdisciplinary, integrating principles of physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics, as well as quantitative and critical thinking skills, to address geological and environmental issues related to the solid earth, the oceans, and the atmosphere. To this end, the Department's programs and courses are designed to encompass a broad spectrum of basic scientific disciplines.
Coursework and research emphasize field and laboratory investigations of geologic and environmental problems. Our field orientation takes advantage of the university's proximity to the Sierra Nevadas, the California Coast Ranges, coastal California, and the desert provinces. This unique location gives faculty and students access to an unparalleled outdoor laboratory, all within short trips from the university.
The department's close relationship with state agencies and the private sector enables many students to pursue internships or part-time employment in geologic and environmental work while they complete their degrees.
What You Can Earn
$41,296 (in this region)
Petroleum Geologist II
$94,099 (in this region)
$101,507 (in this region)
Source: HR Reported data from salary.com as of December 2012
Interesting Classes You Might Take
- Natural Disasters and Earth Resources
- Structural Geology
- Stream Habitat Restoration
What You Can Learn
- Invertebrate structures and developmnt of prehistoric animals
- The structure of the atmosphere and humanity's impact upon it
- The physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil and water in relation to environmental sustainability
- Topics in earthquakes, volcanoes, rock and mineral formation, oceanography, astronomy, and meteorology
About the College
The College of Science and Mathematics provides professional training at the undergraduate and graduate levels to serve as a foundation for a career in science or mathematics, to provide preprofessional training in preparation for careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine and other professions or for continued study at the graduate level.
College Contact Info
The office of the Dean is located in
Science II, Room 301.
Telephone: (559) 278-3936
Department Contact Information
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
2576 East San Ramon Ave. M/S ST24
Fresno, CA 93740, USA
Department Location: Science II, 114
Phone: 559-278-3086 | Fax : 559-278-5980