Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences: Hydrology Emphasis Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 68

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
CHEM 100 Preparation for Chemistry 3
or SF State Studies or University Elective if CHEM 115 prerequisites are already satisfied
 
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
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Second Semester
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry 5
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
 Units15
Third Semester
MATH 227 Calculus II 4
PHYS 111
PHYS 112
General Physics I (Area B: Physical Science B1 and Laboratory Science B3 )
or General Physics with Calculus I and General Physics with Calculus I Laboratory
4
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units14
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 B: Life Science (B2) 3
Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
 Units13
Fifth Semester
Select One: 3-4
Physical Geology  
Environmental Geology  
California Water  
ERTH 400 Earth Systems I 3
ERTH 425 Geomorphology 4
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units16-17
Sixth Semester
ERTH 205 Techniques in Earth Sciences 2
ERTH 430 Fluid Dynamics in Earth Systems 3
ERTH 600GW Earth's Climate History - GWAR 3
Emphasis Elective (13 units total): Select additional Hydrology emphasis electives upon advisement – Take Two 6-8
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units17-19
Seventh Semester
ERTH 442 Surface Water Hydrology 4
ERTH 444 Hydrogeology 4
ERTH 500 Earth Systems II 3
ERTH 505 Quantitative Methods in Earth Sciences 3
 Units14
Eighth Semester
ERTH 544 Groundwater Contamination 3
ERTH 690
ERTH 695
Earth Sciences Capstone Presentation
or Undergraduate Research and Senior Thesis
4
Emphasis Elective (13 units total): Select additional Hydrology emphasis electives upon advisement – Take Two 6-8
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units16-18
 Total Units120-125
1

To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SFSU 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