The Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources at the University of Tennessee at Martin offers a Bachelor of Science degree program in Geoscience. Students who wish to pursue this degree can choose from three concentrations:
Geography -- the study and mapping of the locations, characteristics, spatial distributions, transformations, and interactions of the earth's environmental and human phenomena.
- Geographists work as climatologists, meteorologists, environmental managers, urban & regional planners, military intelligence officers, cartographers, satellite image analysts, and more
- This is a structured-but-flexible curriculum comprised of world regional, physical, cultural, applied, and technical Geography courses;
- A minor from a different discipline such as Geology, History, or Computer Science, depending on individual interests and long-terms plans;
Geology -- the study of the materials and processes which have shaped the earth's physical surface and interior.
As a scientist, you will hypothesize and analyze complex geological processes. You'll study phenomena such as volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, and glaciers to see how they have given shape to the earth's great mountains and fertile prairies. Rocks and fossils will give you clues to the locations of natural resources and to the ways in which geoscientists can help society cope with natural disasters.
As an explorer, you will participate in field expeditions throughout Tennessee, other regions of North America, and have the opportunity to travel abroad to experience geologic processes firsthand and where they occur. Fieldtrips to caves, mines, mountains, the coast, and other places will expose you to a world that you have often seen, but may have never truly known.
The Geoscience-Geology degree concentration at The University of Tennessee at Martin is designed to introduce students to the many realms of this essential and dynamic scientific discipline. Whether it be through an introductory course on the geologic history of the earth or a degree-oriented curriculum, undergraduates have the opportunity to learn about concepts, processes, and analytical techniques that have real-world relevance and professional applications.
Meteorology - This program is the only one of its kind in the state of TN. It is designed to train students for a career in the atmospheric sciences and to supplement their training in geosciences.This program is flexible enough to allow students to be trained in other avenues of geosciences while being engaged in a rigorous study of the fundamentals of meteorology. For those students wishing to pursue forecasting as a career, this concentration is thorough enough to prepare them for top graduate programs.
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