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Option Earth Systems Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Environmental Sciences - College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences



Also available via Ecampus.


With the Earth Systems option, students will obtain a solid base in the sciences and they would be able to apply that base in an integrative way in order to build a strong knowledge traditionally referred to as natural history.



Students should first complete GEO 202 *Earth Systems Science (4) or GEO 221 *Environmental Geology (4).

Earth Systems Core

Select a minimum of 11 credits from below:
GEO 201. *Physical Geology (4)
   or *SOIL 205. Soil Science (3)
GEO 203. *Evolution of Planet Earth (4)
GEOG 323. ^Climatology (4)
   or ATS 210. Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences (3) 
   or ATS 310. Meteorology (4)
OC 201. *Oceanography (4) 

Students should select an additional course in atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere from the approved list in the Environmental Sciences and Humanities core (minimum of 11 credits).

Electives

Select from at least 2 categories from below:

Atmosphere:

ATS 411. Thermodynamics and Cloud Microphysics (4)
ATS 412. Atmospheric Radiation (3)
ATS 413. Atmospheric Chemistry (3)
ATS 420. Principles of Climate: Physics of Climate and Climate Change (4)
ATS 421. Climate Modeling (4)
GEO 484. Introduction to Biogeochemistry (3)

Earth History:

GEO 308. *Global Change and Earth Sciences (3)
GEO 370. Stratigraphy and Sedimentology (4)
GEO 481. Glacial Geology (4)
GEO 486. Quaternary Paleoclimatology (3)
GEO 488. Quaternary Stratigraphy on North America (3)

Earth's Surface:

FE 430. Watershed Processes (4)
GEO 322. Surface Processes (4)
GEO 340. Structural Geology (4)
GEO 432. Applied Geomorphology (3)
GEO 433. Coastal Geomorphology (3)
GEO 487. Hydrogeology (4)
GEOG 423. Snow Hydrology (3)

Oceans:

FW/OC 434. Estuarine Ecology (4)
OC 332. Coastal Oceanography (3)
OC 333. Oceans, Coasts, and People (3)
OC 334. ^Polar Oceanography (3)
OC 430. Principles of Physical Oceanography (4)
OC 433. Coastal and Estuarine Oceanography (3)
OC 440. Biological Oceanography (4)
OC 450. Chemical Oceanography (3)
OC 460. Geological Oceanography (3)

Soils:

SOIL 366. Ecosystems of Wildland Soils (3)
SOIL 435. Environmental Soil Physics (3)
SOIL 445. Environmental Soil Chemistry (3)
SOIL 455. Biology of Soil Ecosystems (4)
SOIL 466. Soil Morphology and Classification (4)
SOIL 468. Soil Landscape Analysis (4)

Human-Environment Interaction:

GEO 304. *Geography of Natural Hazards (3)
GEO 306. *Minerals, Energy, Water, and the Environment (3)
GEO 307. *National Park Geology and Preservation (3)
GEOG 324. Geography of Life: Species Distributions and Conservation (4)
GEOG 430. Resilience-Based Natural Resource Management (3)
GEOG 450. Land Use in the American West (3)
GEOG 441. International Water Resources Management (3)
GEOG 440. Water Resources Management in the United States (3)
GEOG 431. Global Resources and Development (3)
GEOG 439. *Geography of Food and Agriculture (3)

Methods:

GEOG 201. *Foundations of Geospatial Science and GIS (4)
GEOG 360. GIScience I: Geographic Information Systems and Theory (4)
GEOG 370. Geovisualization: Cartography (4)
GEOG 480. Remote Sensing I: Principles and Applications (4)

Total Credits greater than or = 27


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)


Major/Option offered thru Ecampus - Distance Ed - Signifies that the Major/Option can be completed thru Ecampus - Distance Ed

Option Code: 848




 
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