A place where landforms are still a work in progress
Earn your Earth Science degree in a challenging interdisciplinary program where geologically active Alaska is your classroom. From your earliest days in the major, you’ll take part in field work alongside geoscientists in areas like climate change, ecology, oceanography, and snow and glacier science.
APU Earth Science grads compete successfully for placement with
- National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and other agencies
- private sector environmental and geotechnical consulting
- mineral and energy industries in Alaska and beyond
- graduate studies
- U.S. Geological Survey, headquartered on the APU campus
Wilderness shapes your degree
Earth Science at APU can find you camping on a glacier or contributing to grant-funded research on meltwater and climate change. Let your interest in snow science lead you to Mount McKinley, where Earth Science students are working with the National Park Service. Or pursue geophysics with select undergraduates from around the country taking part in National Science Foundation research.
Earth Science students are accomplishing all of these, and much more, while gaining real-world skills.
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Earth Science Core
Earth Science Electives
Application Date Requirements
1 month prior to the start of block or session class