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2014-2015 Catalog 
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Earth Systems Science, B.S.

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Earth Systems Science Requirements (80-90 units): 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 a minimum of 14 courses (6 lower division and 8 upper division plus a seminar course) designed to give all students a common foundation of core knowledge specific to the discipline.

Lower Division Major Requirements [42-44 Units]

Upper Division Elective Courses [9-12 Units]

Complete three elective courses in ESS or related fields. Elective courses in the major can be selected from among upper division ESS courses (3 or 4 units) or from related courses offered in other areas, such as Biology (BIO), Environmental Engineering (ENVE), Engineering (ENGR), geography (GEOG), and management (MGMT). A list of approved courses offered each semester is available in the Natural Sciences office. Example elective courses include:

Additional Degree Requirements [10-13 Units]

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:

Additional Information

Applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.8 in transferable courses. Any outstanding General Education and Major preparation coursework will be completed at UC Merced. Students should also consult the Information for Prospective Students link on the School of Natural Sciences website naturalsciences.ucmerced.edu for more information.

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