Earth Science

Earth Sciences help you understand our planet and, in turn, how deeply it connects to human life. You’ll learn more about some of the most pressing and ongoing issues of our time, including climate change, natural catastrophes, and environmental problems such as the loss of biodiversity and deforestation. At SPSCC, you’ll enjoy small lectures and labs with faculty who are passionate about teaching.

What’s different at SPSCC?

Get a taste of real research. Students have the opportunity to participate in SPSCC’s undergraduate research program, collaborating with local agencies and organizations on important projects that directly impact our community and ecosystem. You will obtain relevant, hands-on experience with real science before the graduate level – an invaluable stepping stone to a future career in the sciences, where employers typically seek real-world experience with the equipment and processes of modern research.

Careers in Earth Science

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Degrees & Certificates

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Natural and Applied Sciences