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2023-2024 University Catalog

Earth and Environmental Sciences, B.S., Geosciences Concentration


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Student Learning Outcomes

 

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for B.S. Earth and Environmental Sciences

1

Remember key facts about earth and environmental science and be able to list, define and repeat this knowledgebase.

2

Understand and be able to explain and discuss ideas and concepts related to earth and environmental sciences and environmental science policy.

3

Analyze ideas and be able to organize thoughts so that they can question and contrast between a range of models and viewpoints.

General Education Requirements


Humanities


  • Humanities Elective Credits: 6 2
  • Literature Credits: 3 2

Social Sciences


  • Social Sciences elective Credits: 6 2

Arts


  • Arts elective Credits: 3 2

Total Credit Hours: 39


Other Requirements


Total Credit Hours: 37


Total Credit Hours: 28


Total Credit Hours: 16


Total Credit Hours Required: 120


Additional Requirement


Minimum grade of C in all science courses (BIOS, CHEM, CSCI, EES, MATH, PHYS, PSYC)

Notes:


  1. “C” or better required
  2. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  3. 6 credits of Math satisfy the General Education requirements. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  4. Includes 1 credits of Math listed in General Education Requirements section.
  5. Select from BIOS 1081  and BIOS 1083 ; or CHEM 1008  and CHEM 1018 ; or PHYS 1032  and PHYS 1035; PHYS 1062  and PHYS 1065 .
  6. Up to two of these courses may be substituted by other EES courses of the same level and credit hours.

Four Year Plan of Study


The B.S. Earth and Environmental Sciences degree requires a concentration in either Environmental and Coastal Science or Geosciences.

Understanding Your Degree Program of Study  

 

Four Year Plan of Study Key

GE - General Education

M - Major Coursework

O - Other Coursework

FE - Free Electives

RE - Restricted Electives

UR - University Requirements

CR - College Requirements

Program requirements - Some degree programs offer an opportunity to complete a Concentration (C) within the major. Some degree programs require that a Concentration (C) or an Option (OP) be completed as a part of the major.

First Year of Enrollment


B.S. Earth & Environmental Sciences

Code 

Course 

Credit Hours 

  GE 

Natural/Life/Physical Sciences - See General Education Menu

Recommended: EES 1000  Dynamic Earth1

             3 

  GE 

Mathematics/Analytical Reasoning - See General Education Menu 

Recommended: MATH 1126 Precalculus Trigonometry1

            3 

  GE 

Mathematics/Analytical Reasoning - See General Education Menu

Recommended: MATH 2114 Calculus I 1

         3 or 4 

  GE 

ENGL 1157  English Composition 

            3 

  GE 

ENGL 1158   or ENGL 1159 (Honors) English Composition

(C grade or better required)

            3 

  GE 

Natural/Life/Physical Sciences - Biology course - See General Education Menu

Recommended: BIOS 1073   Biology II 1

            3 

  O-PR

BIOS 1071   Biology II Lab 

            1 

  O-PR

CHEM 1017   General Chemistry I 

            3 

  O 

CHEM 1007   General Chemistry Lab 

            1 

  M 

EES 1001   Dynamic Earth Lab 

            1 

  M 

EES 2004  Earth & Environment Thru Time

            3 

  M 

EES 2005  Earth & Environment Time Lab

            1 

  UR 

UNIV 1001   University Success 

(Required of all first-year students.)

            1 

Total hours - Year one: 29 or 304

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. Science elective note: See College of Sciences list of allowable elective coursework. 
  3. Earth & Environmental Sciences note: EES Elective must be approved.

Second Year of Enrollment


B.S. Earth & Environmental Sciences

Code 

Course 

Credit Hours 

  GE 

Humanities - ENGL Literature - See General Education Menu

          3 

  GE 

Humanities - See General Education Menu

          3 

  GE 

Natural/Life/Physical Science - See General Education Menu

Recommended: EES 1002  Intro to Environmental Science1

          3 

  M 

EES 1003  Introduction to Environmental Science Lab 

          1 

  M 

EES 2000  Method Earth & Environmental Science 

          4 

  M 

EES 2051  Geomorphology 

          3 

  O  

Science Elective2

          3 

  O 

Science Elective & Lab2

          4 

  C 

EES 2510 Environmental Science & Policy (Envir & Coastal)

OR

EES 2700  Earth Materials (Geosciences) 

          3 

  FE 

Free Elective 

          3 

Total Hours - Year Two: 30 

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. Science elective note: See College of Sciences list of allowable elective coursework. 
  3. Earth & Environmental Sciences note: EES Elective must be approved.

Third Year of Enrollment


B.S. Earth & Environmental Sciences

Code 

Course 

Credit Hours 

  GE 

Fine Arts - See General Education Menu

          3 

  GE 

Humanities - See General Education Menu

          3 

  GE 

Social/Behavioral Sciences - See General Education Menu

          3 

  O - SEL 

PHYS 1031  General Physics I

or

PHYS 1061  Physics Sci Engr I 

          3 

  O - SEL 

PHYS 1033  General Physics Laboratory

or

PHYS 1063  Science & Engr Lab 

          1 

  M 

EES 2051  Geomorphology 

          3 

  M 

EES 3740  Principles of Paleontology 

          3 

  C 

EES 4949 Natural Resource Management (Envir & Coastal)

OR 

EES 3100  Earth Structure (Geosciences) 

          3 

  C 

EES 4925 Intro to Physical Oceanography  (Envir & Coastal)

OR 

EES 3310 Ign Met Sed Petrology (Geosciences) 

          3 

  FE 

Free Elective 

          3 

  FE 

Free Elective 

          3 

Total hours - Year Three: 31 

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. Science elective note: See College of Sciences list of allowable elective coursework. 
  3. Earth & Environmental Sciences note: EES Elective must be approved.

Fourth Year of Enrollment


B.S. Earth & Environmental Sciences

Code 

Course 

Credit Hours 

  GE 

Social/Behavioral Sciences - See General Education Menu

          3 

  O 

Science Elective2

          3 

  M 

EES 4560 Environmental Geology Coastal LA 

          3 

  M 

EES Elective3

          3 

  M 

EES 4099  Senior Seminar: Earth, Envir Sciences 

          3 

  M 

EES Elective3

           3 

  C 

EES 4550 Coastal Geomorphology (Envir & Coastal)

OR 

EES 4110  Introduction to Geophysics (Geosciences) 

           3 

  C 

EES 4520 Estuarine Envir Sci (Envir & Coastal)

OR 

EES 4750  Principles of Stratigraphy (Geosciences) 

          4 

  FE 

Free Elective 

          3 

  FE 

Free Elective 

          2 

Year Four - Total Hours: 30 

Total degree hours: 120-121 

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. Science elective note: See College of Sciences list of allowable elective coursework. 
  3. Earth & Environmental Sciences note: EES Elective must be approved.

Total Credit Hours Required: 120


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