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Earth Science

About the Program

Earth science is a transfer program combining courses in geology, oceanography, astronomy and meteorology. Some students take earth science courses to fulfill the physical science requirements for a transfer degree; others take earth science courses as part of a plan to major in earth science. You will learn about the Earth’s lands, oceans, atmosphere and place in the universe and how they affect each other. You will also learn how the planet has changed in the past and how scientists can predict future changes in the Earth.

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Career Opportunities

There are many career paths in the field of Earth Science.

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Why study at CLC?

You will apply what you learn in class to real-time problems using CLC’s first-rate Earth Science equipment. For example, you will be able to study seismic activity using data obtained from the college’s seismograph, and you can use information taken from the college’s own weather station to study weather trends. In addition to a traditional classroom learning experience, you will also be able to take courses in hybrid and online formats, providing scheduling flexibility.