Bachelor's Degree in Earth Science

Department of Earth and Space Sciences

Degree Description

The Lamar University Bachelor of Science Degree in Earth Science is committed to the practical advancement of knowledge; to serving the local, national and world community; and to the education of earth scientists.
This program can bring you success as a geoscientist or science educator. You may find employment in the energy and other resource industries, in Earth system sciences, in government agencies and in K-12 teaching. Space science courses can augment this degree. 

Why Study Earth Science at Lamar?

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Earth Science will make you a well-rounded, well-trained individual ready for a professional career or graduate school. You'll have opportunities to work with modern technologies, software, databases and field methods. In addition to traditional courses, we also offer field courses for practical experience. Our facilities include the Lamar Geospatial Center, a lab complete with 21 work stations and an extensive collection research software.

Career Paths

Earth Sciences majors go on to successful careers in academics, research, politics, government, industry, publishing, the arts and much more. Your bachelor's degree is your ticket to a wealth of career options in industry. You might augment your degree with a Texas teaching certification, or you can continue to graduate study and beyond to work in research or teach higher education.

Primary Careers

Geoscientist, Teacher, Researcher