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  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Earth Systems Science, B.S.


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To receive the B.S. in Earth Systems Sciences students must adhere to General Education  and School of Natural Sciences Requirements . The Earth Systems Science program consists of 81-92 units with a minimum of 25 courses designed to give all students a common foundation of core knowledge specific to the discipline.

Lower Division Major Requirements [38-41 Units]


Biological or Earth Systems Science Requirement [4 units]


Complete one of the following courses:

Earth Systems Science Requirement [4 units]


Complete one lower division ESS course from the following:

General Chemistry Requirement [8 units]


Complete the following two chemistry courses:

Computer Science Requirement [2-4 units]


Complete one of the following computer science courses:

Probability and Statistics Requirement [4-5 units]


Complete one of the following courses:

Additional Degree Requirements [13-21 Units]


Economics Requirement [3-4 units]


Complete one of the following courses:

Upper-Division Natural Sciences, Engineering, Geography, or Management Course Requirement [6-8 units]


Complete two additional upper-division Natural Sciences, Engineering, Geography, or Management courses. Relevant courses outside of Natural Sciences or Engineering may be allowed with approval. Suggested courses include:

Undergraduate Research Requirement [1-5 units]


Complete one of the following research courses:

Natural Sciences or Engineering Course Requirement [3-4 units]


Complete one additional Natural Sciences or Engineering courses. Relevant courses outside of Natural Sciences or Engineering may be allowed with approval.

Transfer Students


To be admitted to the Earth Systems Science major transfer students must meet the following requirements:

Applicants will, at the time of admission have completed at minimum each of the following courses (or their equivalent) with a “C-” or better:

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