Earth Sciences (B.S.)

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours33-39
Earth Science Major Requirements (58-63 credit hours)
Required GES Courses (45-46 credit hours)
Select 6 credit hours from the following:6
INTRODUCTORY GEOLOGY
HISTORICAL GEOLOGY
OCEANOGRAPHY
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
GEOLOGIC HAZARDS
THE SOLAR SYSTEM
At least 7 credit hours from the following:7-8
FIRST YEAR GEOLOGY EXPERIENCE
PHYSICAL GEOLOGY (4)
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTS THROUGH TIME (4)
All of the following (26 credit hours):
GES 131INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY3
GES 241METEOROLOGY3
GES 303MINERALOGY4
GES 306SEDIMENTOLOGY AND STRATIGRAPHY4
GES 307GEOMORPHOLOGY4
GES 408STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY4
GES 418STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY FIELD EXPERIENCE1
GES 428GEOLOGICAL HAZARDS3
Select 6 credit hours from the following:6
Upper-division Astronomy (3 credit hours)
THIRD- YEAR RESEARCH AND FIELD METHODS EXPERIENCE
HYDROGEOLOGY
Select one (3 credit hours)3
PLANETARIUM SEMINAR
GEOLOGY SENIOR SEMINAR
Required Cognate Courses (13-17 credit hours)13-17
FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY I
and LABORATORY FOR FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY I (4)
Select one of the following (3-5 credit hours)3-5
GENERAL PHYSICS I (4)
UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (5)
ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY
FOUNDATIONS OF BIOLOGY
MICROBIOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION, AND BEHAVIOR (4)
Mathematics (3-5 credit hours)3-5
Choose one of the following:
FUNCTIONS AND MODELING II
APPLIED CALCULUS I (4)
CALCULUS I
GIS Course (3 credit hours)3
MAPS AND MAPMAKING USING GIS
All College Electives
19-29 credit hours19-29
Total Credit Hours 120