This degree plan places a field emphasis around classes that provide the background necessary to apply basic scientific principles centered on the geological sciences. Classes support modern geologic theory and its application to field problems as well as lab experiences that produce a foundation for successful fieldwork. At least one chemistry and one physics course are recommended for the degree, as well as the completion of MATH 102 for the GE pattern.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

For General Studies Degree Learning Outcomes, see page 29.

Complete the following 6 units
  • ESCI 1 Physical Geology (4)
  • ESCI 23 Introduction to Geology in the Field (2)
Choose one 4-unit course from the list below
  • ESCI 2 Historical Geology (4)
  • ESCI 6 Ancient Life (4)
  • ESCI 7 Introduction to the Geology of California (4)
  • ESCI 10 Environmental Geology (4)
Choose one 3-unit course from the list below
  • ESCI 9 Geologic Hazards (3)
  • ESCI 11 Economic Geology (3)
Choose one combination of the following Earth Science field courses to total 4 units
  • Two 30-series ESCI courses: 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38 (1.5 units each) AND One 40 series ESCI course: 42, 43, 44, 45, 47 (1 unit each)

OR

  • ESCI 26 or ESCI 27 AND Two 40 -series ESCI courses: 42, 43, 44, 45, 47 (1 unit each)
Choose 3 units from the following list
  • AGNR 1 Introduction to Natural Resources (3)
  • CIS 1 Computer Literacy Workshop (3)
  • GEOG 5 Digital Planet: GIS and Society (3)
  • GEOG 10 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3)
  • NHIS 15 Natural History (3)

For reference only as of 2019/2020

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