Earth-space science education is a very important science component taught at the middle school, junior high, and senior high level.
What is earth-space science?
The earth-space science education program gives a student background in geology, meteorology, oceanography, and astronomy.
Where is earth-space science used?
The earth-space science major is usually combined with general science and environmental education certification. Earth-space science education graduates teach courses in earth science, general science, environmental science, and often coordinate school district environmental education programs.
What kinds of career choices can I expect?
The primary career choice is teaching at the middle school, junior high, or senior high level. Opportunities are also available in business, government, and consulting.
What kinds of courses will I take?
During your career at Shippensburg University you will complete 48 credit hours of general education. You will receive background in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, history, English, and communication skills. In your major, you will take courses in earth science, geography, and a variety of natural sciences including biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, and mathematics. You can also combine courses to earn certification in general science and environmental education.
What computer skills will I acquire?
Computer applications are extremely important in earth-space science education. Computers are used at all educational levels to portray and analyze data. A variety of courses, such as geographic information systems and computer mapping are available from the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Geography-Earth Science.
How should I prepare for this major?
The high school college-preparatory program should provide the basic foundation for majoring in earth science. A good background in the natural sciences, social sciences, and well-developed communication skills will be of great value. Work experience in any area of the environmental sciences is desirable.
Why study earth-space science at Shippensburg?
Earth-space science education provides the students with an opportunity to teach science at the middle school, junior high, and senior high levels. With science teachers becoming more difficult to find, the combined background of earth science, general science, and environmental education, found in Shippensburg's program, enables the earth-space science major to be very competitive in the job market. Past graduates have been very successful in obtaining jobs in their field.