The Environmental Earth & Soil Sciences program emphasizes the application of a wide range of disciplines in environmental science. The core of the earth and soil sciences curriculum is composed of geology, geography, soil science, and basic science courses and is strengthened by a diverse array of related topical and technical specializations in climate change studies, environmental mitigation strategies, environmental policy and management, forest and environmental practices, geospatial technology, hydrology, soil geotechnical studies, sustainable agriculture, and urban forestry.
In addition, graduates can meet the educational requirements for professional certification in erosion and sediment control, hydrology, soil conservation, soil science, and provide ideal preparation for graduate school in a number of related disciplines.
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Senior Projects from 2011
A Map of Relict Landscapes and Landslides: Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Kern County, California, USA, Colin Lawson and Jeanette McCracken
Brizzolara Creek Revegetation & Restoration Plan, Cailin O'Meara
Soil Development Processes on the Western Slope of the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains: a Geographic Study, Kristopher (Kris) Osterloh
Soil Survey Report for Saucelito Canyon Vineyard Proposed Vineyard Site, Thomas E. Richardson and Ryan S. Stirm
Senior Projects from 2010
Management and Control Plan for Zinfandel Vines in South Paso Robles, CA., Tanner E. Campbell
adaptiveARC and the Future of the Energy Industry, Trevor Chase
Soil Infiltration Study: Measuring the Difference in Leachate Quality Between Surface Compost Application and Incorporated Compost Application, Christopher Gallo and Kristin Roberts
Environmental Impacts of Human Activity Associated With Geocaching, Brendon G. Patubo
A Study of Soil Development on Marine and Stream Terraces of Swanton Pacific Ranch, Davenport, CA, Genevieve M. Widrig, Kristine W. Johnson, and Anna E. Tornincasa