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BA Natural Science: Earth Science Track

Four-Year Academic Map 2018-2019

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This is a sample academic plan for students entering on the 2018-2019 catalog. Students should meet with an academic advisor prior to registration to formulate their own plan.

Academic plan for freshmen that test into CHEM 161 and MATH 125 (or above)


Y1: Fall Semester

Course Credit
GEOL 111 (DP: Physical Science) 3
GEOL 111L (DY: Science Laboratory) 1
CHEM 161 3
CHEM 161L 1
MATH 125 or MATH 241 (FQ: Quantitative Reasoning) 3
ENG 100 (FW: Written Communication) 3
Credits 14

Y1: Spring Semester

Course Credit
GEOL 112 (DB: Biological Science) 3
GEOL 112L 1
CHEM 162 3
CHEM 162L 1
BIOL 171 3
BIOL 171L 1
FGA, FGB or FGC: Global Multicultural Perspectives I 3
Credits 15

Y2: Fall Semester

Course Credit
ASTR 180 3
ASTR 110L 1
PHYS 151 + PHYS 151L or PHYS 170 + PHYS 170L 4
BIOL 172 3
BIOL 172L 1
DA, DH or DL: Arts, Humanities, Literature I 3
Credits 15

Y2: Spring Semester

Course Credit
ASTR 181 3
PHYS 152 + PHYS 152L or PHYS 272 + PHYS 272L 4
GEOL 205 (GE HPP) 3
GL: Language Arts 3
DS: Social Science I 3
Credits 16

Y3: Fall Semester

Course Credit
GEOL 300 (GE GCC) 3
MARE 201 3
MARE 201L 2
DS: Social Science II 3
WI Elective 3
GEOL 495A 1
Credits 15

Y3: Spring Semester

Course Credit
Allied Science Elective 3
Allied Science Elective 3
DA, DH or DL: Arts, Humanities, Literature II 3
WI Elective 3
Elective 3
Credits 15

Y4: Fall Semester

Course Credit
Allied Science Elective 3
Earth/Space Focus Elective [UD] 3
MATH 121 (GQR: Quantitative Reasoning) 3
Elective 3
Upper Elective 3
Credits 15

Y4: Spring Semester

Course Credit
NSCI 476 WI 3
GEOG 300 3
FGA, FGB or FGC: Global Multicultural Perspectives II 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Credits 15

Notes:

  1. The minimum number of upper division credits for the earth sciences track is 24.
  2. BIOL 171-172 previously offered as BIOL 175-176.
  3. PHYS 151-152 previously offered as PHYS 106-107.
  4. PHYS 272 previously offered as PHYS 171.
  5. MATH 241 previously offered as MATH 205 (eff Fall 2018.)