The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences offers this environmental science major, which provides students with broad exposure to environmental problems, as well as training in essential problem skills, such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The major requires a broad background in the natural sciences and core curriculum that familiarizes students with topics, tools, and methods. Core courses cover topics in hydrology, climate, and environmental geology. Students completing the degree should be able to enter environmental scientist positions in private industry and regulatory agencies and environmental policy positions. In addition, the major provides a strong science background for individuals seeking to practice environmental law or continue on to graduate school.