Dec 06, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Earth Science, B.S.

The bachelor of science degree in Earth Science is designed for those students considering a professional career in environmental, geotechnical, or engineering geology. The program also provides a fundamental education in geology that prepares students for graduate studies in the geological sciences. The required curriculum includes surficial geology courses (geomorphology, hydrology) not required as part of the B.S. in Geology. Earth Science majors must receive a grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the major. A minimum of 120 units is required for the bachelor of science degree. Transfer students should attempt to fulfill, prior to transferring, the appropriate lower division curricular requirements as outlined below. In particular students should take prior to transferring the equivalent of GEOL 102  and GEOL 104 , and at least three of the following four: CHEM 111A , CHEM 111B , MATH 122 , and MATH 123 .

GEOL 420 - Geologic Writing  and GEOL 450 - Summer Field Geology , both required courses for the major, are also capstone General Education courses, and GEOL 420  fulfills the GWAR requirement for a writing intensive course. Earth Science majors should take these two courses, and one other course to fulfill their upper division GE and GWAR requirements.

Lower Division:

Upper Division:

Take all of the following:

In addition

In addition, nine units of electives (normally at upper division) approved in advance by the undergraduate advisor. At least one elective must be chosen from the following list: