Date Posted: May 5, 2019
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree


Earth Science investigates the functioning, development and use of Earth’s physical environment and involves the study of its atmosphere and oceans, its surface processes, and its crust and interior. It also involves the study of Earth's natural and physical resources, and incorporates interdisciplinary subjects across the traditional disciplines of geography, geology, geophysics, oceanography and biological sciences.

The course focuses on applying knowledge of these disciplines to understanding and solving problems. The subject’s growth has been in response to changing demands in industry and the practical needs of interdisciplinary scientific research, together with the needs arising from an increased community awareness of the Earth, its environment stresses and patterns of change.

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