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Land, water, ice, atmosphere, space, and life. The physical aspects of our evolving planet Earth can be fascinating but are also critical to life as we know it. Through scientific methods, concepts and theories, Ridgewater’s Earth Science courses can help you better understand everything from earth processes and stellar processes to exploring the human connections and potential disaster events. If we don’t actively learn about the Earth and take care of the Earth, where will we live and how will we survive?
Program Requirements and Job OutlookLiberal Arts and Sciences AA
- Spring and Fall starts
Knowledge you will gain
- Physical Geology
- Introduction to Meteorology
- Introduction to Astronomy
- Natural Disasters
- Human and environmental impact
Earth science awareness can inspire students to visit national parks or motivate you to help slow global climate change and to protect our resources. Ridgewater’s highly experienced faculty shares a passion for earth science and related current events through multiple strategies to meet students where you are. We can help you develop research skills, explore a broader cause-and-effect world, and properly apply real-time data to real-world challenges.
Attributes that help students thrive
- Online convenience
- Digital laboratory resources
- Extensive educational technology use
- Customized course materials
- Varied course assessments for varied student abilities and skills
- Small class sizes for responsive, personalized attention
Studying the land you walk on, the air you breath and the water you use can promote exploring our planet with an enlightened viewpoint and new insights. Take an Earth Science class, or two, at Ridgewater College out of curiosity or to begin your journey toward a bachelor’s degree. Thousands of students complete their first two years of virtually any four-year degree at Ridgewater College, where tuition is very affordable, before transferring to their preferred university.