Earth Science

Earth Science

Department Description: Earth science encompass a broad range of interdisciplinary fields built on a foundation of physical sciences and mathematics. The transfer majors suggested in this section are designed to effectively prepare you for transfer to a four-year university major in one of the many sub-disciplines of earth science. Geology, Oceanography, Atmospheric Science, and Environmental Science all belong to the Earth Science discipline. Earth science classes at CLC offer you a variety of experiences for learning about Earth and the environment, including traditional classroom courses, on-line coursework, laboratory work and field trips. If you are considering earth science as a major you are encouraged to discuss your plans with one of the Earth Science faculty at CLC during your first year of study.

Department Learning Outcomes:

  • Comprehend complexity of interactions within and across Earth’s concentric spheres: lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, and ethnosphere.
  • Show literacy in contemporary issues in Earth Science.
  • Use an informed, analytical approach to suggest solutions to contemporary issues in Earth Science from a scientific perspective.
  • Generate and analyze data in Earth Science in basic laboratory and field investigations.

Special Program Requirements: Extensive coursework in science and math is needed to enter any university earth science major. In your first at CLC year you should make a solid beginning in math, physics, and chemistry coursework that will form the foundation of your major.

Career Opportunities: Environmental Consultant, Hydrogeologist, Soil Scientist, Environmental Protection Specialist, Naturalist, Coastal Zone Manager, Laboratory Technician, Oceanographer, Science Technician, Teacher, Professor, Atmospheric Scientist, Geoscientist


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