The Earth Sciences program at Skagit Valley College is designed to serve the diverse needs of the community by inspiring students with an interest in discovery and a desire for lifelong learning, as well as by promoting critical thinking skills. Interested non-majors, as well as Earth Science, Astronomy, and Environmental Science majors, can choose from introductory level classes in Earth System Science and Astronomy, including: Meteorology, (EASC 102 ), Physical Geology (GEOL& 101 ), Oceanography (OCEA& 101 ), and Astronomy (ASTR& 100 /ASTR& 101 ). Additional classes include Environmental Geology (GEOL& 110 ) and Geology of the Pacific Northwest (GEOL& 208 ). Prior college-level course work in Earth Sciences is recommended when taking these latter two courses. Students with an interest in the natural history of the Pacific Northwest should also consider taking the spring field experience courses in Western Washington (NASC 160 ) or Eastern Washington (NASC 161 ).