2016-17 Degree Plan

Earth and Planetary Sciences, BS

College of Arts & Sciences: Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Print View


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
Freshman Academic Choice 3 D-
MATH 150: Pre-Calculus Mathematics 3 C
Second Language 3 C
Term Hours: 16
Term 2 Hours Towards Degree: 30 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
EPS 201L: Earth History 4 C
ENGL 120: Composition III 3 C
CHEM 121: General Chemistry I 3 C
CHEM 123L: General Chemistry I Laboratory 1 C
MATH 123: Trigonometry 3 C
Term Hours: 14
Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 46 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
EPS 301: Mineralogy/Earth and Planetary Materials 3 C
EPS 302L: Mineralogy Laboratory 2 C
MATH 162: Calculus I 4 C
ENGL 290 or ENGL 219 or ENGL 220 3 C
CHEM 122: General Chemistry II 3 C
CHEM 124L: General Chemistry II Laboratory 1 C
Term Hours: 16
Term 4 Hours Towards Degree: 62 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
EPS 303L: Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology 4 C
MATH 163: Calculus II 3 C
Social Behavioral Science 3 C
Humanities 3 C
Upper Division Elective 3 D-
Term Hours: 16
Term 5 Hours Towards Degree: 78 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
EPS 304L: Sedimentology and Stratigraphy 4 C
EPS Elective 3 C
PHYC 160: General Physics I 3 C
Social Behavioral Science 3 C
Fine Arts 3 C
Term Hours: 16
Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 92 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
EPS 307L: Structural Geology 4 C
EPS Elective 3 C
EPS 319: Introductory Field Geology 4 C
PHYC 161: General Physics II 3 C
Term Hours: 14
Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 105 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
EPS Elective 3 C
Distributed Minor Elective I 4 C
STAT 345 or EPS 433 3 C
2nd Major or Upper-Division Elective 3 C
Term Hours: 13
Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 120 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
EPS 490: Geologic Presentation 1 C
EPS Elective 3 C
EPS 401: Colloquium 1 C
Distributed Minor Elective 2 4 C
Humanities 3 C
2nd Major or Upper-Division Elective 3 C
Term Hours: 15
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.