Earth and Environmental Sciences

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Bachelor's degree and above

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Geology/Earth Science, General. 400601


Earth and environmental sciences (EES) are critical disciplines for environmental stewardship and resource management. Students in this program engage in diverse field and laboratory investigations in order to develop their understanding of the past, present, and future behavior of the whole earth system. They become members of a scientific community, learning techniques of field observation, measurement, sampling, and analysis as part of their coursework. EES majors work side-by-side with their professors in classes and laboratories, and in the field conducting research in nearby forests, lakes, rivers, mountains, and coastal settings. EES majors also have opportunities for hands-on internship experiences. They become proficient in doing and communicating science, often making presentations in public and scientific arenas. EES majors will graduate with a solid foundation for careers in the earth and environmental sciences, K-12 science education, or graduate school, ready to tackle resource, energy, and environmental challenges of the 21st century. They will be environmentally literate citizens capable of using scientific approaches to effect constructive change. With distinct roots, geology having first blossomed in the 19th century and environmental science more recently as the response to widespread awareness of humanity’s impact on the planet, today the two share much in common. Such a broad field necessitates concentrations in either Earth or Environmental Science; students will select a B. S. in either the Geology or the Environmental Science track. Both tracks place a strong emphasis on field and hands-on experiences.




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


University of Maine at Farmington

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)


Local WIB

3 - Central Western Local Area 3

Type of Attainment:

Bachelor's Degree

Name of Credential

Bachelor of Science

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Federal, State, and Institutional

Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)

$960.00 Books and Supplies, per year

In-State/District Tuition

$9,912.00 Per year, based on 30 credits

Other Fees

$14,592.00 Room and board $10,544 Transportation $790 Miscellaeous $2,380 Loan fees $64

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$22,272.00 Per year, based on 30 credits

Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

19-2042.00Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers
$0.00 per hour

Provider Status



224 Main Street, Farmington, Maine 04938

Phone Number

(207) 778-7241

Web Address

Last Updated

Aug 10, 2023


May 06, 2016


Jun 15, 2018

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