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Environmental Geosciences

Purdue University in West Lafayette

The Environmental Geoscience major offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that immerses students in the fundamentals of geology, chemistry, atmospheric science, biology, and physics.

This coursework prepares our students to help solve challenging environmental problems such as climate change, emerging pollutants, shrinking and shifting energy resources, and food production ecology. The Environmental Geoscience is flexible, allowing students to create a curriculum focused on their particular scientific passion: air quality, soil and sediments, or hydrology.

Graduates develop quantitative problem-solving skills that make them highly competitive for careers or further graduate school studies related to water quality and availability, air pollution and climate, and soil and sediment geochemistry.

Plan of Study

Environmental Geosciences Webpage

Transfer to Environmental Geosciences

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Additional Requirements: Completion of at least one semester of college-level calculus equivalent to MA 16100 or MA 16500 with a grade of C or higher.

Contact Information

Director of Recruiting, College of Science
(765) 494-1990

College of Science

Careers in Environmental Geosciences

Graduates work in places such as NASA during planning of space missions or gas and oil companies locating and planning new fields. Students work as scientists, researchers, engineers, educators, environmental regulators, and with the government. In addition, many students go to graduate school for advanced study.

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