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Earth/Space Science

Bachelor of Arts
School of Sciences, Sustainability, and Health

This program is designed to prepare candidates for teaching Earth/Space science in grades 7-12. In addition to meeting all of the degree requirements set by Keene State College (Earth/Space, education, and integrative studies), this program will result in certification for secondary school teaching by the state of New Hampshire in a nationally recognized science education program. Graduates of this program will possess the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful secondary teachers who can fill the critical shortage in this teaching area not only in New England, but across the country.

Integrative Studies Requirements

40 credits minimum

Specific requirements for Integrative Studies can be found in the appropriate section of the catalog.

Major Requirements

72 credits

Seventy-two (72) credits, including courses applied to Integrative Studies. Please note that students seeking certification at the secondary level in Earth and Space Science should refer to the Secondary Education option in the Education major section of the catalog for a list of additional course requirements.

INGEOL 151 Physical Geology
GEOL 206 Oceanography
GEOL 252 Evolution of the Earth
GEOL 301 Mineralogy
INMET 225 Meteorology
INCHEM 111 General Chemistry I
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II
INPHYS 141 College Physics I
PHYS 142 College Physics II
BIO 111 Evolution and Ecology
MATH 141 Introductory Statistics
IIENST 150 Global Environmental Change
ENST 412 Environmental Geochemistry

Select one of the following courses:

  • ENST 301 Environmental Research Methods
  • GEOL 490 Field Methods

Select one of the following courses:

  • ENST 251 Matter and Energy in the Environment
  • ENST 252 Ecology of a Changing Planet

Select one of the following courses:

  • ENST 315 Environmental Geology
  • ENST 452 Ecosystems and the Environment
  • ENST 460 Groundwater in the Environment
  • ENST 461 Freshwater Science and Management

Select one of the following Astronomy courses:

  • INASTR 101 Introduction to Planetary Astronomy
  • INASTR 102 Introduction to Stallar and Galactic Astronomy
  • INASTR 315 Visions of the Universe

Select one of the following Mathematics courses:

  • MATH 120 Applied Algebra and Trigonometry
  • MATH 130 Precalculus
  • MATH 151 Calculus I

Degree Requirements

B.A. without Certification

120 credits

For the B.A. in Earth/Space without certification, select additional Elective courses at the 300 or 400 level to meet the 40 upper level credit minimum to complete a Bachelor's degree.

B.A. with Certification

134 credits