Earth Science B.S.

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for university requirements of the program. Core requirement hours may vary by individual, based on placement and previous credit granted. Once all core requirements are met, students may substitute a three-hour (or more) general elective in place of a core area.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
Select one of the following: 3-4  
MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203) (Sp, Su, Fa)1
MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics (Sp, Su, Fa)1
MATH 2183 Mathematical Reasoning in a Quantitative World (Sp, Fa)1
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405) (Sp, Su, Fa)1
GEOS 1113 General Geology (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1114 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
& GEOS 1111L General Geology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1114 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
4  
1013 Elementary ll World Language Course (or higher level) 3  
University/State Core US History requirement3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
Select one of the following MATH if still needed, else General Elective:   3-4
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203) (Sp, Su, Fa)1
MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics (Sp, Su, Fa)1
MATH 2183 Mathematical Reasoning in a Quantitative World (Sp, Fa)1
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405) (Sp, Su, Fa)1
General Elective
GEOS 1133 Earth Science (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1124 Lecture) (Sp, Fa)
& GEOS 1131L Earth Science Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1124 Lab) (Sp, Fa)
  4
2003 Intermediate l World Language Course (or higher level)  3
University/State Core Fine Arts or Humanities Course requirement  3
Year Total: 16 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
GEOS 2313 Mineralogy and Petrology (Fa)3  
CHEM or PHYS Course (as needed)4  
University/State Core Humanities or Fine Arts Course requirement (as needed)3  
University/State Core Social Science requirement3  
General Elective3  
ASTR 2003 Survey of the Universe (ACTS Equivalency = PHSC 1204 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
& ASTR 2001L Survey of the Universe Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHSC 1204 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
  4
GEOS 3413 Sedimentary Rocks & Fossils (Sp)  3
CHEM or PHYS Course (as needed)  4
University/State Core Social Science requirement  3
Year Total: 16 14
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
BIOL Course (as needed)4  
GEOS 3023 Introduction to Cartography (Fa)1,23  
University/State Core Social Science requirement3  
Advanced Level Elective13  
Advanced Level Elective13  
GEOS 3043 Sustaining Earth (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
BIOL Course (as needed)  4
Advanced Level Elective1  3
GEOS 4033 Hydrogeology (Sp)  3
General Elective  1
Year Total: 16 14
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
Select one of the following: 3  
GEOS 4353 Meteorology (Fa) (as needed)1, 2
or Advanced Level Elective1
Upper Level GEOS Course1,23  
3000-plus Level Elective13  
General Electives6  
GEOS 4924 Earth System History (ACTS Equivalency = PHSC 1104) (Sp)  4
Select one of the following  3
GEOS 4363 Climatology (Sp)
or Advanced Level Elective1
Upper Level GEOS Course1,2  3
3000-plus Level Elective1  3
Year Total: 15 13
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120
1

Meets 40-hour advanced credit hour requirement. See College Academic Regulations.

2

Meets 24-hour rule (24 hours of 3000-4000 level courses in Fulbright College), in addition to meeting the 40-hour rule. See College Academic Regulations.