Degree Requirements

University Requirements

See Catalog

School Requirements

None

Departmental Requirements

  1. One of the courses from Earth System Science: 1, 3, or 5. All of the following courses: Earth System Science: 51, 53, 55, 114, 116, 191, 192;
    Mathematics 2A-B and 2D or 3A;
    Chemistry 1A-B-C and 1LC-LD, or H2A-B-C and H2LA-LB-LC;
    Physics 3A-B-C and 3LB-LC or 7C-7LC-7E.
  2. Seven electives from the following (at least four must be Earth System Science courses):
    • Any four-unit upper-division Earth System Science courses (100-199) except 114, 116, 190C, and 198 or H198 (199 or one quarter of H199A-B-C may count only once toward the elective requirement);
    • ŸChemistry 51A, 51B and 51LB, 51C/51LC, H52A and H52LA, H52B and H52LB, H52C, 130A, 130B, 130C,131A, 131B, 131C;
    • Ÿ Physics 51A, 51B, 115A, 120, 134A, 137, 144, 145;
    • ŸMathematics 2D or 3A (may be counted only once) 3D, 105A, 112A, 115, 131A, 131B, 131C;
    • ŸMechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) 91, 130A, 164, 180, 185;
    • ŸCivil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) 156, 162, 171, 172, 176, 178;
    • ŸBiological Sciences 93, 94, 98, D105, E106, E167, E178, E179, E179L, E186, E189, M133;
    • ŸCriminology, Law and Society C148;
    • ŸPlanning, Policy, and Design 133, 136, 138, 139;
    • ŸPublic Health 161;
    • ŸComputing Skills (one of the following may be counted toward degree): Information and Computer Science 31, Engineering EECS10, Engineering MAE10, Physics 53, or an approved programming course.

Sample Schedule

Fall Winter Spring
Freshman
Mathematics 2A Mathematics 2B Mathematics 2D or 2J
Chemistry 1A Chemistry 1B Chemistry 1C, 1LC
ESS 1 Gen. Ed./Elective Gen. Ed./Elective
Gen. Ed./Elective Gen. Ed./Elective Gen. Ed./Elective
Sophomore
ESS 51 ESS 53 ESS 55
Physics 3A Physics 3B, 3LB Physics 3C, 3LC
Chemistry 1LD Gen. Ed./Elective Gen. Ed./Elective
Gen. Ed./Elective Gen. Ed./Elective Gen. Ed./Elective
Junior
ESS 116 ESS Elective ESS 114
ESS 191 Approved Elective ESS Elective
Gen. Ed./Elective Gen. Ed./Elective Elective
Elective Elective Elective
Senior
ESS Elective ESS Elective ESS Elective
Approved Elective Elective Elective
Elective Elective Elective
Elective Elective Elective

Some students, particularly transfer students, take Earth System Science 51, 53, and 55 in the junior year.