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ESRM majors choose a course of study emphasizing either 1) Earth Systems or 2) Marine and Coastal Systems. All students take identical foundational courses before enrolling in upper division coursework and electives based upon their emphasis. Earth Systems graduates are prepared to explore and respond to challenges across an array of global and terrestrial systems (water, land, or ecological). Marine and Coastal Systems graduates are equipped to manage and conserve coastal and offshore systems (estuaries, beaches, oceanic processes, fish populations, etc.). Regardless of emphasis, all students graduate with practical field, geospatial, and community-based research experience, as well as the ability to understand and meaningfully engage diverse stakeholders.

Students interested in entering the environmental consulting or monitoring industries may complete an optional certificate in Environmental Technologies wherein they can further advance their geospatial, drone, remotely operated vehicle, and/or remote sensing skills beyond the foundations afforded in the B.S. in ESRM curriculum.

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