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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.

Michigan Job Growth by 2025

Earth science opportunities are projected to grow 9% in Michigan by 2025.

Scholarship and Professional Development Opportunities

Students routinely present their work at the national, regional, and local levels.

Research Opportunities

Earth science students may participate in faculty-mentored research opportunities.

Source: EMSI, 2021

Program Overview

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 for details.

Why Study Earth Science at Grand Valley?

Program Details