BS in Geosciences - Natural Resources and Conservation
Students who are interested in solving environmental problems and managing and conserving natural resources may wish to consider Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Science in Geosciences with a Concentration in Natural Resources and Conservation. Learn more about the fully online program here.
Official Program Name:
Bachelor of Science in Geosciences with a Concentration in Natural Resources and Conservation
School Offering Program:
Southern New Hampshire University
Potential students of the Bachelor of Science in Geosciences with a Concentration in Natural Resources and Conservation program should have an interest in the Earth and conservation practices. Previous coursework in the physical sciences could be helpful. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University programs must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.
The curriculum of SNHU's Bachelor of Science in Geosciences with a Concentration in Natural Resources and Conservation program is designed to provide a background in the physical and natural sciences while also allowing students to learn more about managing, protecting, and conserving natural resources. Courses may help students learn to solve environmental problems and use current technologies to study the Earth. Core course topics include the structure and composition of the Earth, geohazards and natural disasters, geostatistics, and spatial awareness. Concentration courses allow students to learn more about current environmental issues (such as deforestation and pollution), global climate change, and the impact of waste on society and the environment.
Financial Aid Available:
Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify, plus a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses. Contact the SNHU Financial Aid office to learn more about your financial aid options.
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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Geosciences with a Concentration in Natural Resources and Conservation:
- PHY 103: Earth System Science
- PHY 205: Principles of Geology
- PHY 205L: Principles of Geology Lab
- PHY 101: Principles of Physics
- PHY 101L: Principles of Physics Lab
- CHM 101: Fundamentals of Chemistry
- CHM 101L: Fundamentals of Chemistry Lab
- SCI 310: Geostatistics and Data Analysis
- SCI 225: Spatial Awareness
- SCI 320: Geosciences Methodologies
- SCI 350: Leadership and Ethics in the Geosciences
- GEO 330: Geohazards
- SCI 425: Geoscientific Research Methods
- SCI 489: Geosciences Capstone
- SCI 207: Atmospheric Science
Natural Resources and Conservation Concentration Courses
- ENV 305: Global Climate Change
- SCI 219: Environmental Issues
- SCI 220: Energy and Society
- SCI 333: Waste: Sources, Reduction, & Remediation
General Education Courses
- 12 credits of Foundation Area courses
- 25 credits of Exploration Area courses
- 9 credits of Integration Area courses
(Note: Students must take MAT 240, GEO 200, and SCI 218 as General Education requirements.)
- 24 credits of free electives
Furthering Your Education:
After completing this online bachelor's degree program, graduates may consider enrolling in a related master's degree program. Graduate programs could help students prepare for career advancement or may be needed for some research, government, or teaching positions. Some master's degree programs may also offer internships or practical experiences that help students gain hands-on training.
Related master's degrees include:
- Master of Science in Geology
- Master of Science in Natural Resources
- Master of Science in Conservation Biology
After earning the Bachelor of Science in Geosciences with a Concentration in Natural Resources and Conservation from SNHU, graduates could be prepared to find employment in a variety of industries related to the environment and the Earth. Some of the positions graduates could pursue include:
- Environmental Analyst
- Environmental Scientist
- Environmental Health and Safety Specialist
- Environmental Protection Geologist
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