Bachelor of Science in Earth Systems Science
Dr. Kelly Gibson, Faculty Contact
The Bachelor of Science in Earth Systems Science is designed to provide students with a broad range of coursework and research experiences that can be drawn upon to prepare students for a career in the geosciences, as well as graduate programs. B.S. students complete a cognate including upper level chemistry, physics, or biology. Student may opt to complete a minor in the College of Sciences in lieu of a cognate. The Geology capstone (GEOL 499) and Senior Seminar (BIOL or GEOL 490) are requirements of this degree.
The Bachelor of Science in Earth Systems Science includes a common general education curriculum and 44 hours of coursework in the major.
- 2 semesters of introductory geology (GEOL A101 and A103) and 1 semester of introductory biology (BIOL A121)
- 1 hydrosphere course (GEOL A301 or A401)
- 1 atmosphere course (GEOL A303)
- 1 lithosphere course (GEOL A325 or A331)
- 1 biosphere course (GEOL A305 or A405)
- 1 course in data acquisition (GEOL A305, A363, A405, A425, or A431)
- 2 major elective courses (GEOL A300-500 level courses)
- GEOL 499 and BIOL/GEOL A490
- 12 hour cognate or minor, as determined by degree program
Complete degree requirements can viewed in the academic bulletins.