General Earth Science – Recommended Course Sequence

Recommended Course Sequence:
General Earth Science Major (BS)

Check all course descriptions for prerequisites before planning course schedule.

First Year:
SubjectCourseTitleCredits
EES104Dynamic Earth w/Lab (LAC TINS1)4
EES130Ancient Environments w/Lab4
CHE210/212General Chemistry I w/Lab4
CHE211/213General Chemistry II w/Lab4
ENG100College Writing (LAC: TIW)3-4
MAT130Precalculus (LAC: TIM)3
HPE104Health & Wellness (LAC: TIHW)2
LAC130Liberal Arts Colloquium (LAC: TIQ)3-4
LACTeir IOne of TIA, TIHT, TIH, or TISS 2,33
FYR174Resources, Research, and Responsibility3
2Clustered with EES Gateway Course •3First-Year Requirement
1
Total30-32
Second Year:
EES224Landform Analysis (for EES majors meets LAC: TIINs)4
EES330Mineralogy and Rock Analysis4
EES340Geographic Information Systems (for EES majors meets LAC: TII-IT)4
MAT243Calculus I3-4
LACTier IRemaining Tier 1 course from TIA, TIHT, TIH, or TISS9
LACTier IIOne of TIICE, TIICP, or TII-IS3
ElectiveFrom EES recommended list3
Total30
Third Year:
EES322Hydrology4
EES344Sedimentology and Stratigraphy4
PHY204Physics I4
or
PHY208Physics I with Calculus4
PHY205Physics II4
or
PHY209Physics II with Calculus4
LACTier IRemaining Tier 1 course from TIA,TIHT, TIH, or TISS3
LACTier IITwo TII classes from TIICE, TIICP, or TII-IS6
From EES recommended list3-4
Total28-30
Fourth Year:
EESWI ClassEES Writing Intensive Course3-4
EES350Field Methods4
EES356Structural Geology and Environmental Applications4
LACTier IIRemaining TII classes from TIICE, TIICP, or TII-IS3
LACTier IIILiberal Arts Capstone3
ElectiveFrom EES recommended list10
Total29-30
Total Credits

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