Course Planning


The B.S. degree in Environmental Geoscience is for students who want a career planning for and managing the environment, working with environmental policies, or studying environmental hazards and impacts.


o   Environmental Geoscience is an interdisciplinary degree that combines courses in Geology with courses in environmental Biology. Students also take courses in statistics and GIS.

o   Graduates are often hired by environmental firms or into regulatory agencies in the government.

o   Many students continue their studies by getting a M.S. in Environmental Science. Often these degrees are available on-line for working professionals. Students also use this degree as a path into other environmental professional degrees such as environmental law.

o   Students are required to complete an internship in their field of study. The internship needs to be taken for campus credit. It can be paid or unpaid.

o   Students are required to complete a research project that showcases their understanding of geology, GIS and Computer Science. Projects are presented at the campus Research and Creative Works Conference.

o   Environmental Geoscience majors develop important skills that are transferable across many professions.

o   The University of Idaho center in Idaho Falls offers a M.S. in Environmental Science that can be completed in one year if, during their time at BYU-Idaho, students complete two Environmental Science classes from the University of Idaho.