Earth and Environmental Science

Earth and Environmental Science

Welcome to the Earth and Environmental Sciences Discipline!

Geology in the real world, the Grand Canyon

The Earth and Environmental Sciences Discipline (EES) group provides courses in Geology, Environmental Science, and other earth sciences including Oceanography, Meteorology, Horticulture, and Soil Science (or pedology). Many of our students use these courses to fulfill their transfer degree requirements for science courses with lab or take them because they are interested in the subject. We encourage Geology and Physical Science/Engineering majors to take the G 201-203 series. We also offer a 100 level Geology series G 101-103 for non-science majors that can be taken in any order. Our Environmental Science series ENSC 181-182-183 emphasizes environmental issues involving focused on land (181), air (182) and water (183). These courses all carry the college's sustainability designation, as well.

We offer three specialty geology courses: G 146 Rocks and Minerals, G 147 National Parks Geology, and G 148 Geological Hazards. These courses are suitable for people with general geological interest and also fulfill AAOT/AGS/AS transfer requirements. We particularly encourage rock hounds and park goers to take these courses to enrich their collecting and park experiences. Students wishing a general overview of Earth science should select GS 106 Physical Science, GS 142 Earth Revealed and GS 147 Oceanography.

Each term Earth and Environmental Science (EES) offers a number of field trips as part of many of our courses. These can involve on-campus field work, class-time field trips in the south Willamette Valley, or longer trips to the Coast Range, Cascades, or the Pacific coast. Instructors will announce these trips via their syllabus.

Attending classes at Lane

Lane’s main campus is tucked into the foothills of the Oregon Cascades, providing a stunning landscape for your education. With incredible resources on campus like advising, tutoring services, the library, and so many more, you have the opportunity to make the most out of your degree. Lane also offers student housing at Titan Court in downtown Eugene, next to our Mary Spilde Center. Ready to learn more? Schedule a campus tour to explore our beautiful campus and amazing facilities.