Geology is designed for students who are interested in studying Earth systems. This major provides a fundamental background and solid understanding of physical, chemical, and biological processes that shape the earth. Coursework includes petrology and mineralogy, sedimentology, structural geology and tectonophysics, seismology, isotope geochemistry, geomorphology, and the Earth's interior.

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Sample 4 year Course Plan

FALL WINTER SPRING SUMMER Total units
Course Units Course Units Course Units Course Units  
Chem 14A/20A (GE) 4 Chem 14B/20B 4 Math 3B 4      
EPS 1 (GE) 5 Chem 14BL/20L 3 LS1 (GE) 5      
ELWR 5 Math 3A (QR) 4 GE/Writing II 5      
Fiat Lux 1 Writing I 5          
Total Units 15   16   14   0 45
FALL WINTER SPRING SUMMER Total units
Course Units Course Units Course Units Course Units  
EPS 51 4 Math 3C 4 UD Elective 4      
EPS 61 4 Physics 6A 5 GE 4      
EPS 71 3 EPS 103A 5 Physics 6B 5      
GE 5              
Total Units 16   14   13   0 43
FALL WINTER SPRING SUMMER Total units
Course Units Course Units Course Units Course Units  
EPS103B 5 EPS 112 5 EPS 111 6      
(GE) 5 EPS 116 4 EPS 133 4      
Foreign Language 4 GE 4 Foreign Language 4      
UD Elecitve/ Diversity 4 Foreign Language 4          
Total Units 18   17   14   0 49
FALL WINTER SPRING SUMMER Total units
Course Units Course Units Course Units Course Units  
UD Major 4 EPS 136A 4 EPS 121 4 EPS 121F 4  
UD Elective 4 ED Major 4 EPS 103C 5      
UD Elective 4 (GE) 5 GE 5      
                 
Total Units 12   13   14   0 43

NOTES

  • This is a sample program plan. Your program plan will differ depending on previous credit received, your course schedule, and available offerings.
  • Students are strongly advised to work with an academic counselor to determine a personal program plan.
  • Students may choose to complete a GE Cluster to satisfy 5 requirements (4 GEs and Writing II) with 3 classes. GE Clusters also carry Honors credit.
  • Many required and elective Geology courses are only offered once a year. Please consult departmental counselor to ensure your program plan will be viable.

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