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Geoscience at Edgewood College, Madison, WI

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From the Edgewood College website, 2023: “Geoscience is not just the study of rocks but the entirety of the Earth. From air to water and from modern processes to the distant past, geology explores all aspects of the Earth. In this discipline, you will learn to identify materials of the Earth—rocks, minerals and fossils—and discover how geologists piece together the past. You will also become a more informed citizen as to how we can responsibly and sustainably live on this planet together.

“For students interested in geoscience, we offer several options. A major in Broad Field Natural Science with a Geoscience Concentration provides an interdisciplinary foundation in addition to the depth in geoscience needed for those interested in pursuing geoscience after graduation. The Broad Field Natural Science with a Civil Engineering concentration, a collaborative program with Madison College, will prepare you for a career in environmental or civil engineering.

“In addition, you can take advantage of our Environmental Science major with a Geoscience-Chemistry concentration. This program offers a focused study of how humans interact with the environment while still exploring processes occurring within the Earth, oceans, and atmosphere. Students interested in working in the fields of environmental consultation or natural resource conservation will develop the scientific and leadership skills needed to meet the future local, national, and global needs of society within this major.

“The Geoscience Department also offers a minor in Earth Science that can be paired with any major on campus. Any interested student (not just science majors) are invited to participate in independent field research or one of our field courses to national parks and prominent geologic features throughout the country.”

Edgewood is one of the featured colleges in the following book. Click image.

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