Earth Science, B.A.
The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree, and this program requires a 3.0 cumulative GPA for graduation. The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/earth-science/programs.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (46 Credits)
All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (49 Credits)
(*) When up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements, they are recommended below; only two courses within Explorations (T2) may be fulfilled by courses in the same subject.
‘C-’ or better required
ESC 200 — Physical Geology (T2PR)*
ESC 201 — Historical Geology (T2LE)*
ESC 205 — Principles of Meteorology (T2PR)*
ESC 220 — Physical and Chemical Oceanography (T2PR)*
ESC 311 — Mineralogy
ESC 312 — Petrology OR ESC 325 — Stratigraphy & Sedimentation
ESC 350 — Structural Geology and Tectonics
ESC 430 — Field Methods
Select 19 additional credits of ESC courses at the 200-level or above.
COGNATE REQUIREMENTS (11 Credits)
CHE 120 – General Chemistry I (T2PR)*
PHY 200 - General Physics I (T2PR)*
Select one from (T1QR)*:
MAT 120 - College Algebra
MAT 122 – Precalculus
MAT 150 – Calculus I
Pass Praxis® II with a score of 157 or higher