Majors in Earth and Environmental Science (EES) study the formation, evolution, and monitoring of the physical landscape – past, present, and future. Students will also explore interconnections between Earth systems to gain a broader understanding of the discipline and see how change may manifest itself elsewhere. Students study these systems from the small scale (e.g. molecules) to the large scale (e.g. mountain ranges) over time scales spanning from minutes (e.g. chemical reactions) to thousands of years (e.g. environmental change). Students in the EES program will learn a variety of laboratory and field skills and apply this knowledge in real world scenarios to become better prepared for graduate school and/or a career. Students participate in research projects as part of individual classes or while working directly with faculty members. Students will have considerable opportunity to develop strong Geographic Information Systems (GIS) skills and learn how to utilize other modes of technology including computer models and data loggers in lab and field pursuits. Recent Unity College EES graduates are employed professionally in analytical labs or as environmental consultants, or are continuing their studies in M.S. and Ph. D. programs around the nation.
Earth and Environmental Science
Bachelor of Science