2017-18 Degree Plan

Earth and Planetary Sciences, BA

College of Arts & Sciences: Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
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Term 1 Hours Towards Degree: 16 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
EPS 101: How the Earth Works (An Introduction to Geology) or ENVS 101: The Blue Planet 3 C
EPS 105L: Physical Geology Laboratory or ENVS 102L: The Blue Planet Laboratory 1 C
ENGL 110: Accelerated Composition or ENGL 111: Composition I and ENGL 112: Composition II or ENGL 113: Enhanced Composition 3 C
MATH 121: College Algebra 3 C
Foreign Language Core Course 3 C
Humanities Core Course 3 C
Term Hours: 16
Term 2 Hours Towards Degree: 32 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
EPS 201L: Earth History 4 C
CHEM 121: General Chemistry I 3 C
CHEM 123L: General Chemistry I Laboratory 1 C
MATH 153: Precalculus and Trigonometry 5 C
ENGL 120: Composition III 3 C
Term Hours: 16
Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 47 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
EPS 301: Mineralogy/Earth and Planetary Materials 3 C
EPS 302L: Mineralogy Laboratory 2 C
PHYC 151: General Physics 3 C
CJ 130 or PHIL 156 or ENGL 219 or ENGL 220 3 C
Minor or 2nd Major Requirement 4 C
Term Hours: 15
Term 4 Hours Towards Degree: 63 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
EPS 303L: Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology 4 C
EPS Elective 3 C
Supportive Science/Mathematics 3 C
Social Behavioral Science Core Course 3 C
Minor or 2nd Major Requirement 3 C
Term Hours: 16
Term 5 Hours Towards Degree: 80 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
EPS 304L: Sedimentology and Stratigraphy 4 C
EPS Elective 4 C
Supportive Science/Mathematics 3 C
Humanities Core Course 3 C
Minor or 2nd Major Requirement 3 C
Term Hours: 17
Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 96 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
EPS 307L: Structural Geology 4 C
Supportive Science/Mathematics 3 C
Minor or 2nd Major Requirement 3 C
Minor or 2nd Major Requirement 3 C
Social Behavioral Science Core Course 3 C
Term Hours: 16
Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 115 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
EPS 310L: New Mexico Field Geology 4 C
Minor or 2nd Major Requirement 3 C
Minor or 2nd Major Requirement 3 C
Fine Arts Core Course 3 C
Upper Division Elective 3 D-
Upper Division Elective 3 D-
Term Hours: 19
Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 120 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
EPS 490: Geologic Presentation 1 C
EPS 401: Colloquium 1 C
Minor or 2nd Major Requirement 3 C
Term Hours: 5
Degree Plan Notes
  • Minimum graduation GPA = 2.00. Keep in mind that minimum grades on road map are for individual coursework only. Students must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA for admisssion to and graduation from the College of Art & Science.

  • Please note that this roadmap is intended to serve only as a guide in determining your course sequencing. There are many additional options you can follow to reach this degree, especially when it comes to initial mathematics sequencing. Please see a Faculty or College Advisor for further guidance in determining your own unique path to an EPS or ENVS degree.

  • CJ 130 or PHIL 156 or ENGL 219 or ENGL 220s
    CJ 130: Public Speaking
    ENGL 219: Tech & Professional Writing
    ENGL 220: Expository Writing
    PHIL 156: Reasoning & Critical Thinking