The physics department offers three programs in Earth and Space Science.
The Bachelor of Arts with an Earth and Space Science major provides a broad base of study in the Earth and Space Sciences (astronomy, geology, meteorology and oceanography). Students can choose between two concentrations:
- The General concentration provides a broad background in all four areas along with a few courses that examine areas of interest to the student. Typically, this track is chosen in coordination with a major in a related field (e.g., English, Computer Science, or Environmental Studies).
- The Secondary Education concentration mirrors the general concentration but also includes seven additional courses in education. A graduate of this program will be eligible for Pennsylvania teacher certification in earth and space science for grades 7-12 (dependent on grade point average and qualifying score on teacher examination) For more information, see the "Earth & Space Science Secondary Education" link to your left.
- The Bachelor of Science with a Physics major (Earth and Space Sciencetrack) is designed for students who plan on pursuing graduate work in one of the Earth and Space Sciences (i.e., astronomy, geology, meteorology or oceanography). For more information, see the "Physics (B.S.)" link to your left.