Earth System Sciences represents an emerging trend in the sciences and many universities offer a degree or option along this track (i.e. Earth Science, Planetary Science). This academic plan is intended to support the transfer student interested in the bachelor’s degree as it includes courses that define major portions of the Earth System, including geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere focused courses, and Earth’s position in space.

Program Learning Outcomes

For University Studies Degree Learning Outcomes, see page 22.

Complete the following course
  • ESCI 17 Earth System Science (3)
Choose at least 11 units from the following to include at least two courses that focus on different portions of the Earth System (geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere)
  • AGNR 60 Environmental Science (3)
  • ASTR 1 Astronomy: The Solar System (3)
  • BIOL 1 Principles of Biology 4)
  • BIOL 10 General Biology (3)
  • ESCI 1 Physical Geology (4)
  • ESCI 14 Meteorology (3)
  • ESCI 14L Meteorology Lab (1)
  • ESCI 15 Oceanography (4)
  • ESCI 18 Global Climate Change: Past, Present and Future (3)
Choose the remaining units from the following courses
Related Science courses
  • BIOL 11 Diversity of Live (3)
  • BIOL 12 Field Biology (3)
  • CHEM 1B General Chemistry (5)
  • ESCI 2 Historical Geology (4)
  • ESCI 6 Ancient Life (4)
  • ESCI 10 Environmental Geology (4)
  • NHIS 15 Natural History of California (3)
  • PHYS 2B General College Physics (4)
Courses from supporting disciplines
  • AGNR 1 Introduction to Natural Resources (3)
  • CIS 1 Computer Literacy Workshop (3)
  • GEOG 10 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3)
  • MATH 3B Calculus 3B (5)
  • MATH 14 Introduction to Statistics (4)

For reference only as of 2019/2020

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