Earth Science

The earth sciences include a broad set of disciplines such as astronomy, geography, geology, meteorology and oceanography. An earth scientist studies the physical systems of the earth and beyond. As a student of the earth sciences, you learn about things such as minerals, rocks, earthquakes, plate tectonics, glaciers, rivers, volcanoes, tornadoes, hurricanes, stars, black holes, how these topics are interelated, and how they might appear on various types of maps.

Waubonsee has earth science labs at both the Sugar Grove and Plano Campuses. Sugar Grove's Science Building also features an AS-1 seismograph that captures earthquake data from around the world.