Bachelor of Science in Earth Science: Environmental Geosciences Concentration

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The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.


Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 18
EAS 150  Intro to Geology 4
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
PHY 121  General Physics I 4
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
Any Humanities Course 3
General Education Course 3
   
Second Semester 17
EAS 200  Historical Geology 4
PHY 122  General Physics II 4
Any Health and Wellness Course 3
Any Public Speaking Course 3
Any Social Sciences Course 3
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 15
CHE 101  Chemistry 4
EAS 104  Meteorology
4
EAS 230  Earth Resources 3
EAS 301  Prof. Dev. for Geologists 1
MAT 281  Calculus I 3
   
Fourth Semester 16
CHE 102  Chemistry II 4
EAS 142  Climatology 3
EAS 343  Geomorphology 3
ENG XXX  Second Writing Gen Ed 3
MAT 282  Calculus II 3
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
EAS 303  Hydrology 3
GIS 311  Geographic Information Systems 3
MAT XXX  Math Related Elective 3
Any Fine Arts Course 3
General Education Course 3
   
Sixth Semester 15
EAS 210  Intro to Soils 3
EAS XXX  Recommended Free Electives 6
GIS 413  Env Applications in GIS 3
Free Elective 3
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
EAS 333  Geochemistry 3
EAS 441  Advanced Env Geology 3
EAS XXX  Recommended Free Elective 3
Any Special Experience Course 3
Free Elective 3
   
Eighth Semester 15
EAS 402  Groundwater Hydrology 3
EAS 469  Global Climate Change 3
EAS XXX  EAS Writing Intensive Course 3
Ethics and Multicultural Awareness 3
Free Elective 3
Total 120

Recommended Free Electives (25-26 credits)

  • EAS 245  Weather Analysis and Forecasting (3 credits)
  • EAS 300  Natural Hazards (3 credits)
  • EAS 331  Mineralogy (4 credits)
  • EAS 332  Petrology (4 credits)
  • EAS 342  Dynamic Meteorology (3 credits)
  • EAS 355  Geophysics (3 credits)
  • EAS 369  Climate Dynamics and Modeling (3 credits)
  • EAS 423  Sed/Strat (4 credits)
  • EAS 425  Structural Geology (4 credits)
  • EAS 429  Petroleum Geology (3 credits)
  • EAS 438  Computer Applications in EAS (3 credits)
  • EAS 448  Watershed Evaluation (3 credits)
  • EAS 542  Applied Climatology (3 credits)
  • GIS 350  Remote Sensing of the Environment (3 credits)
  • CHE 381  Environmental Chemistry (4 credits)
  • Other Adviser-approved courses