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Halona Blowhole on the island of Oahu, Hawaii
Halona Blowhole on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.


Earth Science is the application of many sciences to the understanding of the Earth. While it is often used
as a synonym for geology, traditionally Earth Science encompasses a wider range of scientific inquiry including oceanography, meteorology, planetology, and soil sciences. Today’s Earth science has expanded to include environmental studies as applied to the physical world.

The curriculum is designed to provide the fundamental knowledge and skills to prepare students for transfer 
to a university as a junior. This is a two-year program leading to an Associate in Science Degree. Students following this program will be well suited to pursue an advanced degree in Earth Science, Environmental Science, or any related science. This program is equally intended to assist those who wish to teach Earth Science in elementary or secondary schools, those interested in understanding environmental issues, or those who desire an understanding of the Earth.

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