Earth & Environmental Sciences - Geoscience Emphasis, A.S.
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.
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|
|Social & Behavioral Sciences||3|
|Earth and Environmental Sciences Core Requirements|
& BIOL 1615
|Principles of Biology I (LS)|
and Principles of Biology I Lab (LAB)
& CHEM 1215
|Principles of Chemistry I (PS)|
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
|ENER 2310||Energy and the Environment||3|
|ENGL 2201||Literature and the Land (HU, GC)||3|
& ENVS 1215
|Introduction to Environmental Science|
and Introduction to Environmental Science Laboratory
|ENVS 2210||Environmental Pollution and Remediation Techniques||3|
& GEO 1115
|Physical Geology (PS)|
and Physical Geology Lab (LAB)
|GEO 2050||Earth Materials||4|
|MATH 1210||Calculus I (MA)||4|
& PHYS 2215
|Physics/Scientists Engineers I (PS)|
and Physics/Scientists Engineers I Lab (LAB)
|Geoscience Emphasis Requirements|
|GEO 2700R||Field Methods in Geoscience Research||1|
|GEO 2990R||Seminar in Geology||1|
- Complete a minimum of 60 college-level credits (1000 and above).
- Complete at least 20 lower-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
- Grade of C- or higher and cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher in all required courses.