Students can study the Earth and its movements—from the smallest of pebbles guided by a stream in just a few seconds to tectonic plates moving continents over millions of years.
As a department, Albion College combines theory, fieldwork and hands-on research so students can apply their study of the Earth to the pressing issues of today. They will examine the world’s physical structures and substances, analyzing their makeup and formation and developing sustainable ways to use and protect natural resources.
Students will learn to address transdisciplinary problems involving complicated systems with complex variables, a wide range of scales of both time and space, and often incomplete or ambiguous data sets. Former students have traveled across the country and even the Atlantic to study, research, and learn more about a specific issue or area.
Albion College’s instructors are passionate about their areas of research and invest in students’ educational journeys so they are equipped and able to succeed in the classroom, in the field and in advanced study and work.
Jobs for a Bachelor of Arts - Earth and Environment
Our Earth and Environmental Sciences focus prepares students for highly adaptive and varied jobs in the energy, mining, and environmental consulting industries, as well as academic and government positions. Furthermore, the degree prepares students for jobs in teaching, law, and business.
Many of our concentrators pursue graduate or professional studies. The following is a sampling of the jobs pursued by our alumni.
Since its founding in 1835, Albion College has grown and expanded its vision of a liberal arts education grounded in purpose, passion and academic excellence. Albion College is nationally recognized for its academic excellence in the liberal arts tradition, a learning-centered commitment, and a future-oriented perspective.
Albion College is committed to liberal education in the arts and sciences. It is the College's belief that such an education empowers individuals to live lives of constructive purpose and accomplishment, enriched by the confidence and pleasure that comes from thinking logically, imaginatively and humanely. In light of this vision, Albion College seeks to create and maintain, in a residential setting, a supportive, intellectually stimulating community which exhibits and prizes curiosity, creativity, dissent and diversity.
Teaching and learning are central to the mission of Albion College. This means that while the faculty are productive in scholarly and creative endeavors, their primary commitment is to teaching–specifically, to fostering the intellectual engagement and growth of students. The primary responsibility of students at Albion College is to develop mastery in the methods by which knowledge is acquired, critically evaluated, and appropriately applied. The college believes such an emphasis prepares students for a lifetime of learning and a multiplicity of possible careers by developing their broad reasoning, writing and speaking abilities. While the classroom is at the heart of the school’s educational mission, Albion College believes that the entire College community should share in the learning experiences found in the school’s residential setting and through involvement in out-of-classroom opportunities and experiences, including those in the City of Albion.