Earth Science Degree Requirements

 
 

Earth Science - Major Degree Requirements

Core Courses

26 s.h.

GEOL 120 Introduction to Geology or
GEOL 115 Science of Natural Disasters or
GEOL 150 Introduction to Forensic Geology or
GEOL 182 Water and the Blue Planet

3 s.h.

GEOL 220 Earth History and the Fossil Record

4 s.h.

GEOL 275 Geologic Data Analysis or
ESCI 315 Laboratory Techniques in Earth Science

4 s.h.

ASTR 271 Stars and Galaxies

3 s.h.

METR 110 Introduction to Meteorology

3 s.h.

OCEA 110 Introduction to Oceanography

3 s.h.

 

 

ESCI 215 Earth Materials
GEOL 370 Geomorphology

3 s.h.
3 s.h.

SELECTIONS

Choose two courses from GEOL, WATR, METR, OCEA, ESCI, or ASTR

At least one of these selections must be at the 300 level. One selection may be 200 or 300 level

 

 

 

 

Total:

32-34 s.h.

Related Work

 

 

CHEM 111-112 General Chemistry I & II

8 s.h.

PHYS 103-104 General Physics I and II (non-Calculus) or PHYS 203-204 General Physics I and II

6-8 s.h.

MATH 105 Elementary Functions or
MATH 173 Calculus I

3-4 s.h.

STAT 101 Introduction to Statistics

3 s.h.

Selection in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Environmental Science

3 s.h.


Earth Science - Minor Degree Requirements

Basic Requirements:

12 s.h.

 

 

GEOL 120 Introduction to Geology or
GEOL 115 Science of Natural Disasters or
GEOL 150 Introduction to Forensic Geology or
GEOL 182 Water and the Blue Planet

3 s.h.

METR 110 Introduction to Meterology

3 s.h.

 

 

OCEA 110 Introduction to Oceanography

3 s.h.

 

 

ASTR 110 Introductory Astronomy or
ASTR 108 Descriptive Astronomy

3 s.h.

Electives:

6-8 s.h.

 

 

Select 2 additional courses 200– or 300-level courses from GEOL, METR, ESCI, or ASTR..
At least one course must be at the 300 level.

 

 

Total: 18-20 s.h.


No form or signature is necessary to begin, and no advisor has to be assigned; however, we would like to know of your intention once you decide to do a minor. For further information and advisement for the minor, come to the Earth Sciences Department Office, Sci. I, room 209.

NOTE: College rules pertaining to curriculum majors also apply to curriculum minors (overall GP A of at least 2.00 maintained in minor; no Pass/Fail Option grading in courses applied toward minor; residence requirement; etc.)