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Major Requirements
Earth Sciences BS with Geology Concentration: Major Requirements
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LowerDivision Courses
All of the following courses:
CHEM1A  General Chemistry 
5 
CHEM1B  General Chemistry 
5 
CHEM1M  General Chemistry Laboratory 
2 
CHEM1C  General Chemistry 
5 
CHEM1N  General Chemistry Laboratory 
2 
Plus one of the following options:
Either these courses 


MATH11A  Calculus with Applications 
5 
MATH11B  Calculus with Applications 
5 
or these courses 


MATH19A  Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics 
5 
MATH19B  Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics 
5 
or these courses 


AM15A  CaseStudy Calculus I 
5 
AM15B  CaseStudy Calculus II 
5 
Plus one of the following courses:
MATH22  Introduction to Calculus of Several Variables 
5 
MATH23A  Vector Calculus 
5 
EART111  Mathematics in the Earth Sciences 
5 
Plus all of the following courses:
PHYS6A  Introductory Physics I 
5 
PHYS6L  Introductory Physics Laboratory 
1 
PHYS6B  Introductory Physics II 
5 
PHYS6M  Introductory Physics Laboratory 
1 
Plus one of the following options:
Either these courses 


EART5  California Geology 
5 
EART5L  California Geology Laboratory 
1 
or these courses 


EART10  Geologic Principles 
5 
EART10L  Geologic Principles Laboratory 
1 
or these courses 


EART20  Environmental Geology 
5 
EART20L  Environmental Geology Laboratory 
1 
UpperDivision Courses
All of the following courses:
EART109  Elements of Field Geology 
5 
EART109L  Field Geology Laboratory 
2 
EART110A  Evolution of the Earth 
5 
EART110L  Evolution of the Earth Laboratory 
2 
EART110B  Earth as a Chemical System 
5 
EART110M  Earth as a Chemical System Laboratory 
2 
EART110C  The Dynamic Earth 
5 
EART110N  The Dynamic Earth Laboratory 
2 
Two of the following:
Where the lab course follows a lecture course the pair of courses counts as a single course.
EART120  Sedimentology and Stratigraphy 
5 
EART120L  Sedimentology and Stratigraphy Laboratory 
2 
EART130  Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology 
5 
EART130L  Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology Laboratory 
2 
EART140  Geomorphology 
5 
EART140L  Geomorphology Laboratory 
2 
EART150  Structural Geology 
5 
EART150L  Structural Geology Laboratory 
2 
Electives
At least three additional upperdivision elective courses (5+ credits each) from Earth sciences or ocean sciences offerings must be completed. EART 198 may not be used to satisfy this requirement. Students are encouraged to take more than the minimum number of elective courses and may craft an elective distribution from many areas of specific research and career interests.
Lecture/lab combinations count as one course.
Comprehensive Requirement
All students must satisfy the senior comprehensive requirement.
The intent of this requirement is to synthesize knowledge and skills from a student’s undergraduate career and to provide the instructional hours in the field needed to prepare students for the California professional geologist licensing requirements. Therefore, prior to completing an activity to satisfy the senior comprehensive requirement, students should have already completed EART 110A, one of EART 110B or EART 110C, and three other upperdivision courses that fulfill major requirements. Students should consult an adviser if they have any questions about the timing of their proposed comprehensive requirement activity.
Note: Courses used to satisfy the senior comprehensive requirement cannot also be used to fulfill the upperdivision elective requirement.
To do so, each student in the geology concentration must complete:
Satisfactory completion of Summer Field
EART189A  Geographic Information Systems with Applications in Earth Sciences 
5 
EART189B  Summer Field Study 
5 
Disciplinary Communication (DC) Requirement
Students of every major must satisfy that major’s upperdivision disciplinary communication (DC) general education requirement. All majors require students to complete a minimum of two (2) courses from the list of courses that in combination satisfies the DC general education requirement. Courses taken to satisfy the DC requirement may also satisfy upperdivision elective or senior comprehensive requirements. Consult one of the Earth and planetary sciences advisers for the most uptodate list of scheduled classes. Currently the list (subject to change) consists of:
EART100  Vertebrate Paleontology 
5 
EART101  Invertebrate Paleobiology 
5 
EART102  Marine Geology 
5 
EART104  Geologic Hazards 
5 
EART109  Elements of Field Geology 
5 
EART120  Sedimentology and Stratigraphy 
5 
EART140  Geomorphology 
5 
EART146  Groundwater 
5 
EART148  Glaciology 
5 
EART150  Structural Geology 
5 
EART160  Planetary Science 
5 
EART189B  Summer Field Study 
5 
EART191A  Climate Change Science and Policy 
5 
EART195  Senior Thesis 
5 
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