Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences: Geology Emphasis Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 67

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry 5
ERTH 210 Physical Geology 4
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
 Units18
Second Semester
MATH 226 Calculus I 4
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) 3
 Units13
Third Semester
ERTH 205 Techniques in Earth Sciences 2
MATH 227 Calculus II (If completing PYS 220/222) 4
or SF State Studies or University Elective
 
PHYS 111
PHYS 112
General Physics I
or General Physics with Calculus I and General Physics with Calculus I Laboratory
4
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units16
Fourth Semester
PHYS 121
PHYS 122
General Physics II
or General Physics with Calculus III and General Physics with Calculus III Laboratory
4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units16
Fifth Semester
ERTH 400 Earth Systems I 3
ERTH 420 Mineralogy and Petrology I 4
Major Emphasis Elective (11–12 units total): Select additional Geology emphasis electives upon advisement 3
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units16
Sixth Semester
ERTH 500 Earth Systems II 3
ERTH 505 Quantitative Methods in Earth Sciences 3
ERTH 522
Geochemistry
or General Chemistry II: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts and General Chemistry II Laboratory: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts
4-5
ERTH 600GW Earth's Climate History - GWAR 3
 Units13-14
Seventh Semester
ERTH 510 Structural Geology 4
ERTH 515 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy 4
Major Emphasis Elective (11–12 units total): Select additional Geology emphasis electives upon advisement 3
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units14
Eighth Semester
ERTH 620 Field Methods in Geology 2
ERTH 690
ERTH 695
Earth Sciences Capstone Presentation
or Undergraduate Research and Senior Thesis
3-4
Major Emphasis Elective (11–12 units total): Select additional Geology emphasis electives upon advisement – Take Two 6
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units14-15
 Total Units120-122
1

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.

2

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.