Bachelor of Arts in Earth Sciences Roadmap
120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 49
To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE or major.
ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.
Students in all Bachelor of Arts programs at SF State must complete at least twelve units of complementary studies, comprising coursework with a prefix outside of the primary prefix for the major. (For the B.A. program in Earth Sciences, that prefix is ERTH.) Students who complete the Earth Sciences BA program will have met the Complementary Studies requirement automatically by completing the mathematics, physics, and chemistry coursework required for the degree.
Transfer students who have earned AA-T or AS-T degrees and are pursuing a similar B.A. degree at SF State are required to fulfill Complementary Studies requirements for their major only if these courses are included in the minimum units required for the major.
Depending on courses completed through Early Start and in high school, students in Pathway/Category 3 or 4 may be required to enroll in additional courses before they can take MATH 199 or MATH 226. Most students in Pathway/Category 3 or 4 will need to take a stretch format for MATH 199 (MATH 197 in Fall 2018 and MATH 198 in Spring 2019). Before enrolling in a B4 course, students should verify their MATH Pathway/Category in their Student Center. Information regarding the courses that correspond with your MATH Pathway/Category can be found on the Developmental Studies Office Website.
Select at least 19 units of Earth & Climate Sciences (ERTH) or closely related course work, with a coherent theme approved by a Department of Earth & Climate Sciences advisor. At least 15 elective units must come from upper-division course work. At least 11 elective units must come from ERTH courses. No more than 4 of the 19 elective units can come from courses designed primarily to satisfy General Education requirements (such as100 and 300 level ERTH courses).