General Earth Science – Degree Requirements

General Earth Science Major:
BS Degree Requirements

To graduate with a degree in earth science, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA 2.0 in courses required for the major. No science or math courses required for the major may be taken on a credit/no credit basis. Students majoring in Environmental Earth Science are exempt from the University’s General Education Natural Science Requirement (UIB).

In addition to the following courses, which are required for all General Earth Science majors the recommended electives for the General Earth Science Track are the same as the EES track, part IV:

I. Core EES Courses: 36 credits
EES104Dynamic Earth w/Lab4
EES130Ancient Environments w/Lab4
EES224Landform Analysis w/Lab4
EES322Hydrology w/Lab4
EES330Mineralogy and Rock Analysis w/Lab4
EES340Geographic Information Systems w/Lab4
EES344Sedimentology and Stratigraphy w/Lab4
EES350Field Methods in Earth Science4
EES356Structural Geology and Environmental Applications4
*Alternatives 106, 110, 125, 202 w/Lab 112
II. Writing Intensive EES Courses: 3-4 credits. One of the Following:
EES336Applied Hydrogeochemistry (WI)3
EES342Advanced Geographic Information Systems (WI)4
EES402Energy Issues in Geoscience (WI)3
EES442Groundwater Hydrology (WI)4
EES436Introduction to Contaminant Hydrogeology (WI)3
EES440Process Geomorphology (WI)4
III. Required Courses in Related Areas: 19 credits
CHE210/213General Chemistry I and II w/Lab3
MAT216Statistical Data Analysis3
or
MAT243Calculus I w/Technology3-4
PHY204/205Physics I and Physics II4
PHY208/209Physics I w/Calculus and Physics II w/Calculus4
III. Natural Science Courses: 6-8 Credits
EES200Oceanography4
AST214Descriptive Astronomy w/ Lab3
PHY217Meterology3
EES362Climate and Weather3
Total Credits

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