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]
One Earth Systems Science Course (lower division ESS) [4 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:
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.