Are you interested in science or engineering? The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences offers both. Do you like learning about the Earth, the atmosphere, energy, or materials? Whether you want to help secure affordable and sustainable energy for the world, understand and respond to anthropogenic climate change, forecast and navigate landscapes in dynamic change, or develop highly functional new materials, we’re confident we have a program for you.
Explore our programs
We offer 16 majors (2 available online), 18 minors (3 available online), and 10 undergraduate certificate programs (3 available online). Our programs also offer many specialties and options, providing a plethora of choices for you to find a program that matches your interests. A few of our bachelor's programs have options that allow you to earn a bachelor's degree and master's degree concurrently in five years. Visit our Find a Program of Study webpage to browse our undergraduate programs to learn about what careers each program can prepare you for. We offer:
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If you're not sure which EMS major is a right fit for your professional goals, please contact our advisers in the Ryan Family Student Center.
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