Preparation for a B.S. in Earth Sciences

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A B.S. in Earth Sciences in any of the 3 available subprograms requires 28-29 units of preparatory coursework.

Preparation for a B.S. in Earth Sciences

  1. Required for everyone (20 units):
    • CHEM 1210: General Chemistry 1 (5 units)
    • MATH 1151: Calculus 1 (5 units)
    • MATH 1152: Calculus 2 (5 units)
    • PHYS 1250: Physics 1 (5 units)
  2. One of (4-5 units):
  3. One introductory Earth Science course with lab component (4 units) OR introductory Earth Science course (3 units) and EARTHSC 1200 (1 unit):
    • EARTHSC 1100: Planet Earth: How It Works (4 units)
    • EARTHSC 1121: The Dynamic Earth (4 units)
    • EARTHSC 1105: Geology of the National Parks (3 units)
    • EARTHSC 1108: Gemstones (3 units)
    • ​​​​​​​EARTHSC 1151: Natural Hazards (3 units)
    • ​​​​​​​EARTHSC 2203: Environmental Geoscience (3 units)
    • ​​​​​​​EARTHSC 2205: The Planets (3 units)
    • ​​​​​​​EARTHSC 2206(S): Principles of Oceanography (3 units)
    • ​​​​​​​EARTHSC 1200: Introductory Earth Science Lab (1 unit)