Earth & Environmental Sciences, BSc

Are you passionate about the environment? Do you see opportunities to improve environmental practices? Are you committed to protecting the unique resources of Central Asia? Do you enjoy applying scientific concepts to real world problems? If so, UCA's Earth and Environmental Sciences programme is for you.

UCA's cross-disciplinary Earth and Environmental Sciences programme integrates the study of socio-cultural, ecological and geological systems to create informed and engaged leaders and scholars. The programme draws on the vast diversity of life experiences, ecological zones and cultures in Central Asia's mountainous regions and addresses complex regional and global problems such as climate change, poverty, environmental degradation, intolerance and food and energy insecurity. The Earth and Environmental Sciences programme is being developed in partnership with world renowned universities. The curriculum delivers a strong foundation in Earth and Environmental Sciences through the study of natural science, social science and the humanities. It will also foster the development of critical professional and research skills and provide opportunities for you to undertake research in your own specialised areas of interest.

Our campuses, located in mountain communities, provide unique learning landscapes. You will have access to the University's Mountain Societies Research Institute, which leads UCA's Learning Landscapes Initiative and offers a range of resources, including UCA's geographic information systems (GIS) laboratory and access to an international network of researchers.

Courses

Courses are subject to change. Students are required to complete all mandatory courses and choose approximately 9 out of 19 electives..


Mandatory Courses

Science, Impact, Complexity of Climate Change

Introduction to Geology & Earth Processes

Water Resource Management

Environmental Ethics

Mixed Research Methods

Ways of Knowing (Human Ecology)


Electives (Choose 9)

General

Glaciology

Introduction to GIS

Remote Sensing

Geosciences Specialisation

Science, Impact, Complexity of Climate Change

Introduction to Geology & Earth Processes

Water Resource Managem

Environmental Ethics

Mixed Research Methods

Ways of Knowing (Human Ecology)

Natural Hazards & Risk Management

Environmental Sciences Specialisation

Ecotoxicology

Environmental Management Policy

Conservation of Biodiversity

Environmental Impact & Risk Assessments

Sustainable Land Management

International Environmental Law

Mountain Tourism

Advanced Ecology

Career Pathways

Your minor complements your major area of study, enriching your skill set and knowledge base, making you an all-rounded candidate for any future employer.