Weather, climate and natural hazards, all controlled by the Earth system, play key roles in everyone's day to day life. ESS provides an excellent opportunity to consider broad interrelationships among disciplines, and between the natural and social sciences, humanities and the arts. Earth System Sciences represents an emerging trend in the sciences and many universities offer a degree or option along this track (i.e. Earth Science, Planetary Science).

Degrees / Certificates

Map your education by viewing the Academic Plan for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below. Meet with a counselor to create your official comprehensive education plan.

Earth System Science (AA)

This academic plan is intended to support students interested in transferring to pursue a bachelor’s degree in a field related to Earth System Sciences (i.e. Earth Science, Planetary Science, etc.).

Science Teacher – Earth (AA)

This degree prepares students to transfer as they prepare for a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Science, Earth Science Concentration.

Transferring for Bachelor’s Degree

Ready to transfer for a 4-year university or college or want to stay local? Our Transfer Center and BOLD staff are here to guide you!