Dec 01, 2020  
2020-2021 General Catalog 
  
2020-2021 General Catalog

Earth Science, B.A.


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The Earth Science B.A. is designed to provide students with a firm foundation in the geological sciences. A diversity of elective courses allow students interested in related fields to build a supplementary minor. It provides a clear path to graduation and is ideal for students pursuing careers in earth science education, state agencies, environmental geology, and hydrogeology.

  Degree Requirements Units  
  General education (48 units, 9 units satisfied by major requirements) 39  
  Major requirements 51  
  Supporting courses 10-14  
  General electives 14-18  
  Total units needed for graduation 120  

 

Required Major Core Courses


Major Electives


Choose 33 additional units of Earth Science-related courses in consultation with a major advisor. See list of suggested courses on the following page. Major Elective courses must be approved by a major advisor. At least 20 units must be 200-level or above, and at least 15 units must be Geology courses.

Required Supporting Courses


Units


Total units in major electives: 33

Total units in supporting courses: 10-14

Total units in the major core: 61-65*

Suggested Major Elective Courses


Studio Art


Sample Four-Year Program


Earth Science, B.A.


Freshman Year: 30 Units


Fall Semester (16 Units)

  • Major Core I *
  • GE 
Spring Semester (14 Units)

Sophomore Year: 30 Units


Fall Semester (15 Units)

  • GEOL 303 Unit(s): 4 **
  • GEOL 304 Unit(s): 1
  • GEOL Electives
  • GE  
Spring Semester (15 Units)

Junior Year: 29 Units


Fall Semester (13 Units)

Spring Semester (16 Units)

Senior Year: 31 Units


Fall Semester (16 Units)

  • GEOL Electives
  • GE 
Spring Semester (15 Units)

Total Semester Units: 120


* Fulfills GE B4 requirement

** Fulfills upper division and GE B3 requirement

Sample Two-Year Program for Transfer Students


Earth Science, B.A.


Junior Year: 30 Units


Fall Semester (15 Units)

Spring Semester (15 Units)

Senior Year: 32 Units


Fall Semester (16 Units)

Spring Semester (16 Units)

Total Units: 62


* Fulfills GE B4 requirement

** Fulfills upper division and GE B3 requirement

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