Major in Earth and Space Sciences

The field of earth and space sciences is a broadly based multidisciplinary science combining geology, astronomy, atmospheric science and marine science. The major in earth and space sciences leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree and is a diversified program in the natural sciences and mathematics aimed at fostering a basic understanding of the earth and space sciences; it also includes concentrated study in any one of the natural sciences or mathematics or interdisciplinary studies in environmental geoscience.
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The Earth and Space Sciences major has two programs of study. 

Programs of Study

  • The Earth and Space Sciences track is designed to meet the needs of students who desire a diverse liberal arts and sciences background. This major is particularly appropriate for students wishing to pursue careers in law and environmental policy.

 Click here for an overview of the requirements for both programs of study.


Department of Geosciences - Earth and Space Science Building, Stony Brook, NY 11794-2100  Phone: (631) 632-8200