B.S. in Earth Science: Environmental Geosciences Concentration

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Program Description

The Environmental Geosciences concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Earth Science degree explores resource management, environmental stewardship and sustainable development. 

Delivery Mode

Traditional (on campus)

Curriculum

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

Program Webpage

https://www.calu.edu/academics/undergraduate/bachelors/environmental-geoscience/index.aspx