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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Earth and Mineral Sciences

(Archive) Earth Sciences (EARTH)

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Begin Date: Summer Session 1988
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Earth Sciences (EARTH) - (ARCHIVE)

EARL K. GRAHAM, Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs

This major provides a comprehensive program in environmental sciences based on a strong emphasis in earth sciences. It is especially directed toward study of the problems that arise from the complex interaction of man's technological and social activities with the natural environment. Graduates are in demand for positions in government, industry, and consulting. Professional activities include gathering and evaluating data on environments; management and coordination of specialized programs in environmental control and modification; and industrial and government planning. Suitable choices of courses may qualify students for graduate work in several fields.

For the B.S. degree in Earth Sciences, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(15 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 89 credits
(This includes 15 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (33 credits)
CHEM 012 GN(3), 013 GN(3), 014 GN(1), 015 GN(1) (Sem: 1-2)
BIOL 101 GN(4), 102 GN(4) (Sem: 3-6)
GEOG 110 GN(3)[1], 115 GN(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)
GEOG 406(3), METEO 003 GN(3)[1], 022(2)[1] (Sem: 5-8)
EARTH 400(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (23-25 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4)or 140 GQ(4); MATH 111 GQ(2) or 141 GQ(4)[22] (Sem: 1-2)
PHYS 201 GN(4) or 215 GN(4); PHYS 202 GN(4) or 265 GN(4) (Sem: 1-4)
GEOSC 001(3)[1] or 020 GN[1](3) (Sem: 5-6)
GEOSC 002 GN(3)[1] or 021 GN[1](3) (Sem: 7-8)
GEOG 321(3), 352(3), GEOSC 470W(3), or METEO 401(3) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (31-33 credits)
Select 3 credits in computer science[22] (Sem: 3-4)
Select 4-6 credits in mathematics, statistics, computer science[22] (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits in ecology (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits in other approved courses (Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 15 credits in earth sciences at a more advanced level (Sem: 7-8)

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[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
[22] A minimum of 15 credits of mathematics, statistics, and computer science is required.


The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1988

Blue Sheet Item #: 16-09-019

Review Date: 6/3/99 (General Education Update)

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