2017-2018 Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Earth Science

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree

See the "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

General Education Requirements (55-62 units)

See the "General Education" requirements in the University Catalog or the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education requirements and course offerings.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

See the "Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement" in the University Catalog.

Minor Requirements

Students completing this major are not required to complete a minor in another field.

Major Requirements (58-63 units)

A.  Lower Division Required Courses (23-28 units):

EAR 100Physical Geology

3

or

GEO 200Physical Geography

3

EAR 101Physical Geology Laboratory

1

EAR 200Earth History & Evolution

3

EAR 201Earth History Lab

1

MAT 131Elementary Statistics and Probability

3

and

MAT 171Survey of Calculus for Management and Life Sciences

4

Or

MAT 191Calculus I

5

And

MAT 193Calculus II

5

CHE 110General Chemistry I

5

CHE 112General Chemistry II

5

Or

PHY 120Elements of Physics I

4

And

PHY 122Elements of Physics II

4

Or

BIO 120Principles of Biology I

3

BIO 121Principles of Biology Lab I

1

And

BIO 122Principles of Biology II

3

BIO 123Principles of Biology II Lab

1

B.  Upper Division Requirements (35 units)

1. Required Courses (26 units):

EAR 370The World Ocean

3

EAR 376Field Mapping

3 units

EAR 410Environmental Geology

3

EAR 450Plate Tectonics and the Rock Cycle

4

EAR 460Global Change

3

EAR 490Senior Seminar In Earth Sciences

1

GEO 370Numerical Methods in Geography

3 units

GEO 412Rivers and Streams

3

GEO 415Geographic Information Systems

3 units

2.  Elective Courses (9 units):

GEO 310Geomorphology

3

GEO 315The Weather

3 units

GEO 357Urban Environmental Geography

3

GEO 380Biogeography

3

GEO 408Remote Sensing and Image Processing

3 units

GEO 416Earth's Climates

3

GEO 420Natural Resources

3

GEO 433Environmental Analysis

3

EAR 476Groundwater

3

EAR 495Advanced Topics in Earth Science

3 - 4 units

EAR 496Internship In Earth Science

1-3