Earth Sciences (BS)
The earth sciences span and integrate the five major Earth systems: the atmosphere, the oceans, the soils, the organisms and the solid earth both past and present. The earth sciences curriculum at Dickinson provides students with experiences that foster critical thinking about these systems, so that students make connections among the systems and can understand how they impact humans now and in the future. They do this in a variety of ways like providing opportunities for deeper understanding through lecture and discussion, experimental and analytical laboratory work, fieldwork and independent study and research. Dickinson prepare students for the challenges of providing mineral, energy and water resources sustainably, mitigating environmental pollution and hazards and informing the public about the challenges ahead through teaching, research and community engagement.