Catalog 2010-2012

Earth Science

The Earth Science major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements (pages xxx-xxx) and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours. Liberal Arts Core courses included in major program requirements are distinguished by italics.



  Mathematics: 800:046 or 800:060.....4 hours

  Chemistry and Biochemistry: 860:044 or 860:061.....4 hours

  Earth Science: 870:010*; 870:021; 870:031; 870:035.....15 hours

  Physics: 880:054 or 880:130.....4 hours

Electives in earth science: 100-level^ courses**.....18 hours

45 hours


*870:010 must be taken for four semester hours of credit.

**100-level^ credits in earth science must include at least one course from each of astronomy, geology, and meteorology. In addition, at least 2 hours must be from either 870:137, 870:179, 870:180, 870:195, or another appropriate experiential learning course approved by the student's advisor and the department head.

^See page xxx for 4-digit numbers associated with these 100-level courses.