Earth Science

Overview

Earth Science

Are you curious about Earth’s evolution and want to solve environmental problems? Study our planet’s origins and its geology, atmosphere and oceans. Get hands-on experience working in a lab to prepare you for an interdisciplinary science career.

Careers in Education, Oil and Gas and Conservation

Work for oil and gas companies, or get a state or federal job. Work may be done in the lab, outdoors, and may include travel.

  • Get a job teaching or doing research.
  • Study climate change or become a geologist or meteorologist.
  • Start a career in conservation: become an environmental scientist or natural science manager.

Academic Plans for Earth Science

Each plan shows all the courses you need to take to complete your goal from start to finish. Map your education by clicking on the Academic Plan for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below.

Geology for Transfer—AS-T Degree

Term 1
Course Units
MATH 0012 4
ENGL 0001A 3
BIOL 0010 3
ARHI 0101 or ENGL 0042 or PHOT 0010 3
ESS 0001 or ANTH 0014 or SSCI 0020 3
TOTAL 16
Term 2
Course Units
MATH 0027 4
ESCI 0001 3
ESCI 0001L 1
ENGL 0001C or PHIL 0004 3
PHIL 0006 or PHIL 0030 or PHIL 0065 3
HIST 0017A or HIST 0017B or HIST 0018A or HIST 0018B or HIST 0025 or HIST 0027 3
TOTAL 17
Term 3
Course Units Notes
ESCI 0003 3  
ESCI 0003L 1  
CHEM 0001A 5 Prerequisite for CHEM 0001A is completion of CHEM 0000A or equivalent with grade C or better AND completion of MATH 0000D or equivalent with grade C or better or placement by matriculation process AND satisfactory score on the Chemistry Placement Examination.
MATH 0030 4  
POLS 0001 3  
TOTAL 16  
Term 4
Course Units
MATH 0031 4
CHEM 0001B 5
PHIL 0060 or ENGL 0041 or PHIL 0002 3
COMM 0001 or COMM 0003 3
HED 0002 or HDEV 0001 or NUTF 0010 or PDEV 0070 3
TOTAL 18

Geology—AS Degree

Term 1
Course Units
ENGL 0001A 3
MATH 0012 4
GEOG 0003 or ESS 0001 3
FREN 0001 or SPAN 0001 or ITAL 0001 4-5
TOTAL 14-15
Term 2
Course Units Notes
CHEM 0001A 5 See course description for prerequisite details.
MATH 0027 4  
ESCI 0055F or ESCI 0054A or ESCI 0054B or ESCI 0054C or ESCI 0054D or ESCI 0054E 1-2 Choose two courses from this list.
GEOG 0002 or GEOG 0005 3  
COMM 0003 or COMM 0005 or COMM 0008 3  
TOTAL 16-17  
Term 3
Course Units
ESCI 0001 3
ESCI 0001L 1
CHEM 0001B 5
ARHI 0101 or ENGL 0042 or PHOT 0010 3
NUTF 0010 or HED 0002 or PDEV 0001 3
TOTAL 15
Term 4
Course Units Notes
ESCI 0003 3  
ESCI 0003L 1  
ESCI 0002 3  
ESCI 0007 3 Choose ESCI 0007 or any other ESCI course.
ESCI 0015 3 Choose ESCI 0015 or any other ESCI course.
Any Elective Course 3  
TOTAL 16  

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