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Earth Science, B.S.
The Bachelor of Science in earth science prepares students to teach in the secondary grades. Michigan teacher certification also requires completion of the College of Education and Community Innovation professional program and a minor area of study.
The program provides a broad and rigorous curriculum, including field, laboratory, and classroom experiences with an emphasis on inquiry instruction to best prepare students to be effective teachers.
A minor is also offered. Visit gvsu.edu/geology for details.
Why Study Earth Science at Grand Valley?
- In addition to knowledgeable, accomplished faculty members, the Geology department provides an excellent learning community and invaluable learning experiences outside the classroom.
- Students often conduct field studies and educational research where they can apply their earth science knowledge in real-world situations.
- Individually mentored educational, curriculum, or geologic research opportunities are available to undergraduate students, a rarity among similar programs at other universities.
- Students routinely attend and/or present their work at national, state, or regional professional meetings.
- The student-run Geology Club meets regularly and organizes events such as on-campus speakers, field experiences, and attendance at local, regional, and national conferences.