B.S. Subprogram in Earth System Science (old program)

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This information only applies to students who declared their major in Earth Sciences during or before Spring 2020 term and completing their degree before Spring 2023.

 

B.S. Subprogram in Earth System Science (old program)

Preparation for the major:

  • Chem 1210, General Chemistry 1, 5 credit hours
  • Math 1151, Calculus 1, 5 credit hours
  • Math 1152, Calculus 2, 5 credit hours
  • Biology 1113, Energy Transfer and Development, 4 credit hours
  • Physics 1250, Mechanics, Thermal Physics, Waves, 5 credit hours
  • Earth Sciences 1121, The Dynamic Earth, 4 credit hours
  • Earth Sciences 1122, Earth through Time, 4 credit hours
  • Earth Sciences 2245, Introductory Data Analysis for Earth and Environmental Sciences, 4 credit hours

and complete either:

  • Chem 1220, General Chemistry 2 or Physics 1251, E&M, Optics, Modern Physicss, 5 credit hours

with a minimum of 2 additional courses (6-10 credit hours) in sciences and mathematics, chosen from:

  • Chem 1220 and above, if not used above
  • Math 2153 and above
  • Physics 1251 and above, if not used above
  • EEOB 3310, Evolution
  • Geog 5900, Weather, Climate & Global Warming
  • Geog 5200, Cartography and Map Design

Other options require approval by an SES advisor.
Note: Where available, an Honors offering can be substituted for the equivalent non-Honors course listed in the Preparation for the Major.

Core requirements:

Complete 4 of the following courses, including at least 2 lab courses, total minimum 30 credit hours

  • Earth Sciences 4450, Water, Ice and Energy in the Earth System, 3 credit hours, prereq: Earth Sciences 1121 & Chemistry 1210 or Physics 1250
  • Earth Sciences 4502, Stratigraphy and Sedimentology, 4 credit hours with lab, prereq: Earth Sciences 1121 & 1122
  • Earth Sciences 5206, Advanced Oceanography, 3 credit hours, prereq: Earth Sciences 1100 or 1105 or 1121 or graduate standing or permission of instructor
  • Earth Sciences 5550, Geomorphology, 4 credit hours with lab, prereq: Earth Sciences 1121 & 1122 or permission of instructor
  • Earth Sciences 5621, Introduction to Geochemistry, 3 credit hours, prereq: Rank 4 standing in Earth Sciences or related field and Chemistry 1220 or above or permission of instructor
  • Earth Sciences 5651, Hydrogeology, 4 credit hours with lab, prereq: Earth Sciences 1121 and Math 1151
  • Earth Sciences 5655, Land Surface Hydrology, 3 credit hours, prereq: Math 1152 or above; Chemistry 1210 or above; and Physics 1250 or above

and complete the following course

  • Earth Sciences 4999.01 (H), 1 graded credit hour, prereq:  Rank 4 in Earth Sciences & permission of instructor

Complete each of the following 3 requirements:
1) Complete at least 3 semester credits of Internship, Research, and/or Field Experience from one or a combination of the following: 

  • Earth Sciences 5191, Internship in the Earth Sciences, 3 credit hours, prereq: Rank 3 or above & permission of instructor
  • Earth Sciences 4998(H), Undergraduate Research in the Earth Sciences, 3 credit hours, prereq: Rank 3 or above & permission of instructor
  • An approved field course (e.g., Earth Sciences 5602.02, 5670, 5189.01) 

2) Complete at least 2 Earth Sciences courses (minimum of 6 semester credits) at the 4000-level or above, or at least 1 Earth Sciences course at the 4000-level or above (minimum of 3 semester credits) and GEOSCIM 5781
(Note: Earth Sciences 5580, 5584, and 5189.03, 5189.04, 5189.05, 5189.06 cannot be used to satisfy B.S. requirements)

3) Complete at least 2 courses (minimum of 6 semester credits) from outside Earth Sciences, chosen from the following list:
(Other courses require approval by an SES advisor)

  • Geog 3900, Global Climate Change: Causes and Consequences , 3 credit hours
  • Geog 3901, Global Climate and Environmental Change, 3 credit hours
  • Geog 3980, Biogeography: An Introduction to Life on Earth, 3 credit hours
  • Geog 5900, Weather, Climate and Global Warming (if not used to satisfy Preparation for the Major), 3 credit hours
  • Geog 5801, Environmental Conservation, 3 credit hours
  • Geog 5802, Globalization and Environment, 3 credit hours
  • Geog 5210, Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems, 3 credit hours
  • Geog 5223, Design and Implementation of GIS, 3 credit hours, prereq: Geography 5210
  • ATMOSSC 2940, Basic Meteorology, 3 credit hours, prereq: Math 1151 and Physics 1250
  • EEOB 4950, Field Ecology 2 credit hours, prereq: Rank 3 standing or above; 12 semester hours of biological sciences or permission of instructor
  • EEOB 3310, Evolution 4 credit hours, prereq: Bio 1114 or 1114H
  • EEOB 5420, Aquatic Ecosystems: Ecology of Inland Waters 1.5 credit hours, prereq: EEOB 3410
  • EEOB 3410, Ecology 4 credit hours, prereq: Bio 1114 or 1114H
  • AEDECON 2001, Principles of Food and Resource Economics 3 credit hours
  • AEDECON 4310, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics 3 credit hours, prereq: AEDE 2001 or Econ 2001
  • AEDECON 4320/ INTSTDS 4320, Energy, the Environment, and the Economy, 3 credit hours, prereq: AEDE 2001 or Econ 2001
  • ENVENG 3200, Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering, 3 credit hours, prereq: Chemistry 1210
  • ENVENG 2100, Environmental Engineering Analytical Methods, 3 credit hours, prereq: Chemistry 1210 and 1220
  • CIVILEN 5001, Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems, 4 credit hours, prereq: CE 2050 or written permission of instructor.
  • ENR 3000, Soil Science, 3 credit hours
  • ENR 3280, Water Quality Management, 2 credit hours
  • ENR 4260, Soil Resource Management 3 credit hours, prereq: ENR 3000 or permission of instructor
  • ENR 2367, Communicating Contemporary Environmental and Natural Resource Issues, 3 credit hours
  • INTSTDS 4800, Cultural Diplomacy, 3  credit hours, prereq: Rank 2 or above, or permission of instructor
  • CHEM 2210 or 2210H, Analytical Chemistry 1: Quantitative Analysis, 5 credit hours, prereq: Chemistry 1220 and Math 1151