The Environmental Geoscience option is designed for students who have an interest in the physical environment, but desire a broader preparation than that of the traditional geology major. The focus is on Earth Systems Science and a strong geoscience core is supplemented by additional courses in the biological sciences and geographical information systems. A suite of technical electives allows the student, in consultation with his/her adviser, to further deepen his/her understanding of a particular area of Earth Systems Science. Students who follow this program will not only be prepared for entry into the traditional areas of geological employment (petroleum and mining) but also for the expanding opportunities in hydrogeology, hazardous waste assessment and management, groundwater remediation, wetlands delineation and evaluation, and environmental management. Students who graduate from this option are also well prepared to continue their education at the graduate level in the geosciences or environmental sciences.