Earth & Environmental Sciences - Geoscience Emphasis, A.S.

Program Description

The Associate's of Science degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences (ENVS) is an interdisciplinary study of the relevant natural science disciplines, with content including the geosciences, geography, and environmental sciences. This program provides knowledge and experience through lecture, laboratory, and field courses that immerse the students into the world around them, preparing them for entry level positions in the discipline and bringing them one step closer to a Bachelor's degree. Students will analyze and solve problems associated with use of energy, water, and mineral resources; in protection of the environment; in planning for the impact of natural hazards; and in sustainable approaches to societal development. The region and ecosystems that surround Utah Tech University provide the ideal laboratory to apply concepts to the earth, energy, and environmental issues that impact the future of humanity. This program naturally feeds into the Bachelor's of Science degree in Earth, Energy, and Environmental science. 

Program Curriculum

60 credits

Utah Tech General Education Requirements

All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Earth and Environmental Sciences Core Requirements
BIOL 1610
BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I (LS)
and Principles of Biology I Lab (LAB)
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
ENER 3310Energy and the Environment3
ENGL 2201Literature and the Land (HU, GC)3
ENVS 1210
ENVS 1215
Introduction to Environmental Science
and Introduction to Environmental Science Laboratory
ENVS 2210Environmental Pollution and Remediation Techniques3
GEO 1110
GEO 1115
Physical Geology (PS)
and Physical Geology Lab (LAB)
GEO 2050Earth Materials4
GEOG 2410Paleoclimatology3
MATH 1060Trigonometry (MA)3
PHYS 2010
PHYS 2015
College Physics I (PS)
and College Physics I Lab (LAB)
Geoscience Emphasis Requirements
GEO 2700RField Methods in Geoscience Research1
GEO 2990RCareer Seminar in Geology1

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 20 semester hours of credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  3. Grade of C- or higher and cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in all required courses.