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Environmental Science

Bachelor’s in Geoscience (B.S.)

For those pursuing careers in conservation biology & sustainability, ecology, and geosciences. Study trips to geological sites are a significant part of this program, where students have the opportunity to study God’s creation in breathtaking locations like Death Valley and the Grand Canyon.

Classes include:

  • Organic Chemistry: Introduction to the chemistry of carbon-containing compounds. Particular emphasis is given to Lewis acid-base theory and structure-reactivity relationships as predictive tools. The chemistry of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, stereochemistry, substitution and elimination reactions, radicals, alcohols, and ethers is discussed.

  • Hydrogeology: This course introduces a practical approach for studying the physical and chemical aspects of groundwater with an emphasis on the relationship of the geologic environment with water quality, underground flow, and infiltration/recharge principles.

  • Conservation Biology & Sustainability: This is a comprehensive study of ecological legal issues and the stewardship of sustainability of ecological quality of life and diversity. The bulk of the laboratory will be outdoors.

  • Ecology: The study of organisms in relation to the environmental complex (the composition, dynamics succession, and growth of plant and animal communities) including field study.

Our program is uniquely dedicated to academic excellence, real-world career preparation, and developing lifelong patterns of intellectual growth while also being uncompromising in the faith. Our students are intellectually competent and an exemplary testimony, holding firm to the truth and inerrancy of Scripture. The goal of all instruction is to send forth the saints with an understanding of health and science, so that through their professional, academic, and spiritual testimony, the Master is presented and exalted.

WE HOLD CHRIST AND SCRIPTURE AS INERRANT AND ABOVE ALL ELSE. EVERYTHING IS INTERPRETED THROUGH THAT LENS WITHOUT COMPROMISE. THIS MEANS THE BIBLE IS THE FOUNDATION FOR SCIENCE, NOT SCIENCE FOR THE BIBLE. - Dr. Joe Francis, Dean of the School of Science, Mathematics, Technology & Health

  • Equipping the saints: students develop an understanding of science wherein their professional, academic and spiritual testimony, the Master is presented and exalted

  • Small class sizes means close student-teacher relationships and valuable individual attention

  • Research opportunities are ample, with freedom to structure, conduct and present research with faculty support

  • Career prospects in Southern California are diverse and numerous

  • TOP 10 Christian Universities and TOP 15% Colleges with the Best Academics in California (Niche.com, 2019)

  • Read New Geoscience Program and Why Science at TMU


Degree Checklist: B.S. in Geoscience

Students are required to complete 49 Geoscience Core units, 19 Geology Emphasis units, 33 General Education units, and 21 Bible units. A minimum total of 122 units are required to graduate.

Potential Careers

  • Environmental consultant

  • Environmental education officer

  • Environmental engineer

  • Environmental manager

  • Marine biologist

  • Nature conservation officer

  • Recycling officer

  • Sustainability consultant

  • Waste management officer

  • Water quality scientist

  • Environmental health practitioner

  • Estates manager

  • Landscape architect

  • Town planner

  • Toxicologist

  • Transport planner

Core Courses

LS318 Conservation Biology & Sustainability
LS341 Ecology
CH351 Organic Chemistry I
GS332 Hydrogeology
GS251 Mineralogy
GS351 GIS & Geomorphology
GS452 Environmental Geoscience
LS151 Organismic Biology
B121 Essentials of Christian Thought
Old Testament Survey I & II
New Testament Survey I & II
Christian Theology I & II

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