Earth and Space Science Education at SIUE
Science education is changing. The state of Illinois has adopted the Next Generation Science Standards, meaning that the science curriculum no longer only consists of biology, chemistry and physics. Earth and space science has been added to the list of required scientific courses for all students in Illinois.
At SIUE, the earth and space science program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and is designed for students to receive an overview of all the sciences, with an emphasis on the physical sciences. Within earth and space systems, many processes are governed directly between the interplay of physics and chemistry. Earth and space sciences may be a good fit for those students who choose to pursue a teaching certificate, but do not want to pursue a degree in chemistry or physics.
The earth and space science program is an interdisciplinary offering between the Department of Geography and the Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences. Unique to SIUE, students are introduced to geospatial information systems (GIS) and scientific writing. SIUE is home to a state-of-the-art GIS laboratory and a 20-inch telescope. Small cohorts of students (no more than five per year), help ensure early connections with professors and fellow students.
Degrees Available at SIUE
- Bachelor of Science in Earth and Space Science Education