2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Earth and Environmental Sciences, BA

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Program Description:

The Earth & Life Science education program combines fundamental courses in earth sciences with basic courses in related sciences. It also requires courses in areas outside of science. The Bachelor of Arts program is flexible enough to combine with a dual major in an unrelated field. The Bachelor of Science degree is more focused in earth and related sciences.

Admission Requirements:

All students having a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher are accepted to this program.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates can:

  • solve problems using critical thinking
  • combine a range of sciences (chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics) in creatively solving practical problems
  • collaborate to complete projects with others
  • interpret various types of information, including numbers, graphs, and text
  • present insights and information in writing and speaking
Career Opportunities:

The Earth & Life Sciences Education program is designed for students planning to teach Environmental Science in the K-12 education levels. 

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Life Science/Earth Science Education Concentration

Program Requirements:

I. Wright State Core: 40 Hours

Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours

Element 2: Mathematics: 4 Hours


Element 3: Global Traditions: 6 Hours

Element 4: Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours

Element 5: Social Sciences: 6 Hours

Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 7 Hours


II. Departmental Core Requirements: 15 Hours

III. Departmental Requirements and Electives: 0 Hours

V. General Electives: 5.5 Hours

Total: 120 Hours

Graduation Planning Strategy

The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

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