Catalog 2010-2012

Earth Science-Interpretive Naturalist Emphasis

The Earth Science major Interpretive Naturalist emphasis requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements (pages xxx-xxx) and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours. Liberal Arts Core courses included in major program requirements are distinguished by italics.

This program is designed to prepare students with an earth science background to work as professional interpreters with park systems, nature centers, museums, and other areas requiring field skills and communication skills in the natural sciences and natural history. The B.A. Earth Science degree provides students a sound subject matter foundation in geology, meteorology, and astronomy. The emphasis enhances this background with biology and interpretive techniques.



  Mathematics: 800:046 or 800:060.....4 hours

  Chemistry and Biochemistry: 860:044.....4 hours

  Earth Science: 870:010*; 870:021; 870:031; 870:035.....15 hours

  Biology: 840:051; 840:052; 840:100.....11 hours

  Physics: 880:054.....4 hours

  Biology Natural History Interpretation Minor (see page xxx).....18-20 hours

Electives in earth science: 100-level**^.....11 hours

67-69 hours


*870:010 must be taken for four semester hours of credit.

**Electives must include one course from each of astronomy, geology, and meteorology.

^See page xxx for 4-digit numbers associated with these 100-level courses.