Bachelor of Arts in Earth Sciences Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 49

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
CHEM 100 Preparation for Chemistry 3
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15
Second Semester
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry 5
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3-4
 Units14-15
Third Semester
MATH 226
Calculus I 4
or Quantitative Methods in Earth Sciences
3-4
Science and Math Foundation: Chemistry, physics, or mathematics elective (may not be a course designed primarily to satisfy a General Education requirement) 3
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
PHYS 111
PHYS 112
General Physics I
or General Physics with Calculus I and General Physics with Calculus I Laboratory
4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units16
Fifth Semester
ERTH 400 Earth Systems I 3
Major Elective – See Note – Take Two 6
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
ERTH 205 Techniques in Earth Sciences 2
ERTH 600GW Earth's Climate History - GWAR 3 3
Major Elective 5 3
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units14
Seventh Semester
ERTH 500 Earth Systems II 3
Major Elective – Take Two 5 6
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15
Eighth Semester
ERTH 652
Geoscience Partners in K-12 Education
or Earth Sciences Capstone Presentation and Senior Project
4
Major Elective 5 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Three 3 9
 Units16
 Total Units120-122