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The Bachelor of Science in Earth and Space Sciences is designed for students interested in geology and geophysics, and a career path in graduate studies or in the private sector where field and technology experiences and problem-solving skills are an important asset. Students pursuing the B.S. in Earth and Space Sciences choose from one of four options: Geology, Biology, Physics, or Environmental Earth Sciences. The Bachelor of Arts in Earth and Space Sciences enables students to obtain a broad understanding of earth sciences as a background for professional careers such as science journalism, environmental law, science education, and environmental policy.

  • Declaring an ESS Major - Please fill out this survey, and we will contact you to schedule an appointment.
  • Graduation Senior Application - Please fill out this survey, and we will contact you to schedule an appointment.
  • Degrees - Undergraduate degree options and graduation requirements
  • Admission - Freshmen, transfer students, and postbacs
  • Licensing - Learn about the geology licensing requirements
  • Secondary Teaching Endorsement - Learn about the requirements for a Secondary Teaching Endorsement in Earth & Space Sciences for UW's Secondary Teacher Education Program
  • Honors - College Honors Program and Departmental Honors Program
  • Field Camp - ESS 400 Field Geology, six-week field course in Montana
  • GeoClub - Student organization sponsoring field trips and special events
  • Affiliate Departments and Programs - Affiliated UW departments, centers, and programs
  • Contact Us - Academic advising and student services staff