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Earth and Planetary Science

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Earth and Planetary Science Program

Earth and Planetary Science is the study of the Earth and other bodies in the solar system. Geology is the focus of our Earth and Planetary Science program. You will study the planet Earth, including the materials that make up the Earth, the processes that act on these materials, the evolution of the continents and life through time, and the science behind environmental issues. 

The two-year program is designed to meet the requirements for an Associate of Science in Earth and Planetary Science from CNM and prepare you to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Earth and Planetary Science at the University of New Mexico. However, if you are seeking a baccalaureate degree, you may also transfer to other institutions.