California State University-Bakersfield
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Creating a Thriving Geoscience Program at a Small, Minority-Serving Public University part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Broadening Access to the Earth and Environmental Sciences:Essays
Dirk Baron, Geological Sciences, California State University, Bakersfield × California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) is located in Kern County in the southern San Joaquin Valley of California. It is ...
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BS Geology, California State University, Bakersfield part of Strong Geoscience Departments:Degree Programs:Curriculum Profiles
Information for this profile was provided by Dirk Baron, California State University, Bakersfield. Information is also available on the program website. Students in this program are pursuing a bachelors degree. ...
Supporting Minority Students at California State University, Bakersfield part of Integrate:Program Design:Increase Diversity:Supporting Minority Students
What are the demographics of your institution and do the students in the program reflect that? Of the 8,520 students matriculated at California State University, Bakersfield in fall 2012, 53% were from groups underrepresented in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics, with Hispanics at 45% the largest group, and Blacks and Native Indians making up another 8%. Fall 2012 undergraduate geology major demographics are 37% Hispanic, 2% Black, and 1% American Indian, a reasonably close reflection of the demographics of the university as a whole. How many majors? In Fall 2013, there were well over 100 undergraduate geology majors and about 45 graduate students. What degree programs are available in the department? BS Geology, BA Geology, MS Geology Is there a historical reason for the program's existence? The undergraduate program was originally a broad-based BS in Earth Science degree that was among the first programs offered when the university was founded in the 1970s. In the mid-1980s, the program was changed to a more focused, traditional BS Geology degree to better meet the needs of employers in the region. The MS Geology program was also initiated in the mid-1980s at the request of employers and professionals in the region.