Geosciences, BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Arts, Sciences, & Education

Campus:Modesto Maidique Campus

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Geosciences prepares students for careers and graduate study in geological, hydrological and atmospheric science fields, and is founded on a background in physical sciences. The Geological Sciences major encompasses the study of the history, structure and composition of the Earth, mineral and water resources, natural disasters and environmental concerns. It prepares students to become licensed Professional Geologists in the State of Florida, professional geologists in private consulting and resource industries. The Atmospheric Sciences major adds meteorological and climatological dimensions, and prepares students for graduate school or employment as a meteorologist in government or industry. It meets the undergraduate course work requirements for professional certification by the American Meteorological Society.

Admission Requirements

1. Students entering FIU as Freshmen or as a Transfer student with less than 60 transfer credits

Admissions criteria are the same as the general FIU criteria for students entering with fewer than 60 approved credits. Click here for the details.

2. Transfer students entering FIU with 60 or more transfer credits

Admissions criteria are the same as the general FIU criteria for students entering with 60 or more approved credits. Click here for the details.

Career Opportunities

Related Occupations:

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

Wages & Employment Trends for Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers:

Florida Median income$73,740
Florida rate of growth+18%
National Median wages$89,910
National Projected growth+16%

Source and more information: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/19-2042.00

Contact Information

Environmental Studies
MMC: AHC5-396 | 305-348-3089 | whitmand@fiu.edu
www2.fiu.edu/~envstud