Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Geophysics

Environmental Earth Science

The Environmental Earth Science major focuses broadly on the natural sciences, using earth science as a base to expand outward. Interrelationships are key to this course of study and the emphasis is on how the physical, biological, and chemical processes at the earth's surface affect each other. The interdisciplinary nature of environmental earth science will bridge a wide range of interests by incorporating classes in biology, hydrology, hazardous waste management, ecology, and natural resources.

This track is excellent preparation for graduate study in environmental science, but it also provides a strong foundation for work within governmental agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management, United States Geological Survey or consulting firms. Additional possibilities are broader involvement in land use through planning, business, policy, law or management. If you are interested in teaching science in elementary or secondary education, this is a great way to obtain a good science foundation. 

Environmental Earth Science Major Requirements
Earth and Planetary Science Majors: Course Offerings Schedule

For more information about specific course and unit requirements please refer to the EPS majors page or Prof. Bruce Buffett, the faculty advisor, at 383 McCone Hall, (510) 642-1251 or For EPS undergraduate student services inquiries, please email