Prospective undergraduates who are interested in USC Earth Sciences can apply directly through the USC online application.

Current USC undergraduate students can email our undergraduate advisor, Professor Doug Hammond at to add a major, add a minor, or explore research opportunities!

Undergraduate Staff Advisor:

Cindy Waite
ZHS 117

Undergraduate Faculty Advisor:

Professor Doug Hammond
ZHS 325B

Undergraduate Program
For starters
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Entry-Level Education: Bachelor’s degree
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Job Outlook, 2012-22: 16% (Faster than average)

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