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Environmental Systems Science (ESS)

Bachelor of Science

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The BS in ESS is for students seeking an introduction to the physical, biological, and human components of the Earth system through data collection, statistical analysis, information technology, and modeling.

This is an interdisciplinary environmental science degree focusing on the scientific methods, content, and tools you’ll need to succeed in an interconnected world.

A BS in ESS from the Haub School emphasizes development of essential skills:

  • Interdisciplinary and integrative thinking
  • Designing, conducting, and interpreting scientific investigations
  • Applying systems concepts to environmental problems
  • Using technological tools to examine spatial and temporal patterns



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Courses you’ll
get to take:

Foundational Courses:
23 credits
System science, biological science, earth science, and physical science.

Spheres Courses: 15 credits
Anthrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, and lithosphere

Skills and tools: 12 credits

Minor as an area of focus
You are also required to choose a minor as an area of focus, in addition to the above.

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