Degree or Program Details

Earth Science Major

Provides a thorough knowledge of Earth's physical environment, including its geology, weather and climate, astronomical relationships and hydrology.

As a requirement for graduation, all non-teaching earth, environmental and geographical sciences department majors must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 for all courses constituting the major curriculum. Exceptions must be requested via petition to the department's appeal committee. 

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Total Credits Required for Degree 124

Liberal Studies 30-40
Health Promotion Requirements 2

Required Courses in Major  44-45
Choose one course from the following: 4
         GC 202 Soils (4 cr.)
         GC 376 Field Geology (4 cr.)
         GC 365 Historical Geology (4 cr.)
         GC 370 Geomorphology (4 cr.)
Choose four credits from the following: 4
         GC 335 Geographic Information Systems (4 cr.)
         GC 425 Remote Sensing (4 cr.)
         GC 455 Digital Image Processing (2 cr.)
         GC 492 Research in Water Science (2 cr.)

Other Required Courses 23

Minor 20