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Earth Sciences Undergraduate Major (BS, CRED, HBS)

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences


Options

Climate Science
Geography
Geology
Ocean Science

The Earth Sciences major program is among the nation's premier undergraduate programs, serving students with a broad range of interests and career aspirations. The program engages in science and in critical societal issues facing the region, the nation, and the international community.

The Earth Sciences major offers four options: Climate Science, Geography, Geology, and Ocean Science. The degree emphasizes hands-on learning through laboratory and field, or shipboard, experiences and undergraduate research and internships. The separate options provide preparation for careers with climate, geological or marine science emphasis and are also suited for students interested in careers in environmental science, science education, and in graduate studies.

The Geology option includes the topics covered by the test for the state Geologist Practice Examination conducted by the Board of Geologist Examiners (http://www.oregon.gov/osbge/Pages/index.aspx).



Required Baccalaureate Core Courses (36–38)

Earth Sciences Major Requirements (36–37)

ATS 201. *Climate Science (4)
CH 231. *General Chemistry (4) and CH 261. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231 (1)
   or CH 121. General Chemistry (5)
PH 211. *General Physics with Calculus (4)
   or PH 201. *General Physics (5)
GEO 201. *Physical Geology (4)
GEO 202. *Earth Systems Science (4)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
OC 201. *Oceanography (4)
ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)

In addition, select one "skills" course from the list below:
CBEE 102. Engineering Problem Solving and Computations (3)
ENGR 112. Introduction to Engineering Computing (3)
GEOG 360. GIScience I: Geographic Information Systems and Theory (4)
PH 265. Scientific Computing (3)
ST 352. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)

Earth Sciences Options

All students must complete one of three options:

Footnote:

* Baccalaureate Core Course



Major Code: 834

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