Earth science is concerned with the evolution of life, planetary interiors, the causes of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, oceanic and atmospheric phenomena, and earth surface processes. Student-centered learning grounded in hands-on field and laboratory based instruction constitute Southern’s Earth Science program, which has a more than 50-year tradition of producing first-rate geoscientists with expertise in geology, meteorology, oceanography, astronomy, and environmental earth science.
The B.S. Earth Science with 7-12 teaching certification is intended for students who are interested in becoming middle and high school earth science and general science teachers. The curriculum involves core science content in general science, geology, meteorology, oceanography, astronomy, and environmental earth science as well as content related specifically to the teaching professions.