Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences: Ocean, Weather & Climate 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
 
MATH 199 Pre-Calculus 1 4
or SF State Studies or University Elective if MATH 226 prerequisites are already satisfied
 
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 2 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 3 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units16
Second Semester
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry 5
MATH 226 Calculus I 1 4
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
 Units15
Third Semester
PHYS 111
PHYS 112
General Physics I
or General Physics with Calculus I and General Physics with Calculus I Laboratory
4
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
 Units13
Fourth Semester
ERTH 260 Physical Processes in the Atmosphere 4
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 D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units17
Fifth Semester
ERTH 400 Earth Systems I 3
Major Emphasis – Take Two 4 6-8
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15-17
Sixth Semester
ERTH 205 Techniques in Earth Sciences 2
ERTH 500 Earth Systems II 3
ERTH 600GW Earth's Climate History - GWAR 3
Major Emphasis Elective 5 3
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 2
 Units16
Seventh Semester
ERTH 505 Quantitative Methods in Earth Sciences 3
Major Emphasis Elective 5 3
Major Emphasis – Take Two 4 6-8
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15-17
Eighth Semester
ERTH 690 Earth Sciences Capstone Presentation 1
ERTH 695
Senior Project 6
or Undergraduate Research and Senior Thesis
1-4
Major Emphasis 4 3-4
Major Emphasis Elective – Take Two 5 6
 Units11-15
 Total Units118-126