Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Natural Science, B.A. - Earth Science Track

Four-Year Academic Map 2020-2021

This is a sample academic plan for students entering on the 2020-2021 catalog. Students should meet with an academic advisor prior to registration to formulate their own plan. Please tap the button following each course to view course description and prerequisites or see the UH Hilo Catalog for more course information.

This academic plan is for freshmen who place into CHEM 161 and MATH 125 . Students who place into lower Math and Chemistry courses will have additional coursework. Please contact your advisor.

Year 1: 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

Year 1: 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

Year 2: Fall Semester

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

Year 2: Spring Semester

Course Credit
ASTR 181 3
PHYS 152 See note 1 3
PHYS 152L See note 1 1
GEOL 205 (GE HPP) 3
GL: Language Arts 3
DS: Social Science I 3
Credits 16

Year 3: Fall Semester

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

Year 3: Spring Semester

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

Year 4: Fall Semester

Course Credit
Allied Science Upper Elective 3
Earth/Space Focus Upper Elective 3
MATH 115 (GQR: Quantitative Reasoning) 3
Elective 3
Upper Elective 3
Credits 15

Year 4: 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. Select one of the following sequences:
    1. PHYS 151 - PHYS 151L and PHYS 152 - PHYS 152L
    2. PHYS 170 - PHYS 170L and PHYS 272 - PHYS 272L
  2. The minimum number of upper division credits for the earth sciences track is 24.
  3. BIOL 171-172 previously offered as BIOL 175-176.
  4. PHYS 151-152 previously offered as PHYS 106-107.
  5. PHYS 272 previously offered as PHYS 171.
  6. MATH 241 previously offered as MATH 205 (eff Fall 2018.)
  7. MATH 115 previously offered as MATH 121 prior to Fall 2019.