Earth Sciences Pathway to WSU

Earth science is geology and more; it provides foundational knowledge of how our planet works and applies knowledge of the natural process of global change to understanding our current environmental conditions. Practitioners engage with some of our most challenging problems, such as responsible exploration for and extraction and use of our natural resources, understanding consequences of global climate change, and reducing human suffering and property loss from natural hazards.
See the flyer here: Earth Sciences Flyer.

Career Opportunities

  • Exploration geoscientist
  • Petroleum or mining geologist
  • Geochemist
  • Paleontologist
  • Climatologist
  • Mineralogist
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Degree Options

Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences (AAAS) Degree in Watershed Ecology-ES: A two year degree program that matriculates into a Bachelor of Science in Earth and Environmental Sciences degree in Earth Science in the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) and College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Washington State University. For more information on the individual courses, click here.