Recommended Academic Plan for B.A. in Geosciences (GSCBA) at University Park

Effective Summer 2000

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
Math 110: Techniques of Calculus INotes for: MATH 110

MATH 110

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or MATH 140: Calculus With Analytic Geometry I Notes for: MATH 140

MATH 140

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
CHEM 110: Chemical Principles INotes for: CHEM 110

CHEM 110

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CHEM 111: Experimental ChemistryNotes for: CHEM 111

CHEM 111

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
GEOSC 001: Physical GeologyNotes for: GEOSC 001

GEOSC 001

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
EM SC 100S: Earth and Mineral Sciences First-Year Seminar Notes for: EM SC 100S

EM SC 100S

Students who begin their studies at non-UP locations and/or join the college after their freshman semester may substitute CAS 100 (GWS) or ENGL 202C (GWS) for EM SC 100S (GWS)
3
Total credits 14

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
MATH/STATNotes for: MATH/STAT

MATH/STAT

Select 2-4 credits of advanced mathematics in consultation with an adviser; list includes MATH 111 GQ(2), MATH 141 GQ(4), STAT 200 GQ(4), STAT 250 GQ(3)
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
CHEM 112: Chemical Principles IINotes for: CHEM 112

CHEM 112

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CHEM 113: Experimental Chemistry IINotes for: CHEM 113

CHEM 113

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
3
ENGL 015: Rhetoric and CompositionNotes for: ENGL 015

ENGL 015

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
1
Total credits 15

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
GEOSC 201: Earth MaterialsNotes for: GEOSC 201

GEOSC 201

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
Language 001

Language 001

4
BIOL 110: Biology: Basic Concepts and BiodiversityNotes for: BIOL 110

BIOL 110

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
3
Total credits 15

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
PHYS 250: Introductory Physics INotes for: PHYS 250

PHYS 250

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
GEOSC 310: Earth HistoryNotes for: GEOSC 310

GEOSC 310

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or GEOSC 320: Geology of Climate ChangeNotes for: GEOSC 320

GEOSC 320

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3-4
3
Language 002

Language 002

4
1
Total credits 15-16

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
Language 003

Language 003

4
4
3
PHYS 251: Introductory Physics IINotes for: PHYS 251

PHYS 251

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 202C: Effective Writing: Technical WritingNotes for: ENGL 202C

ENGL 202C

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or CAS100: Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100

CAS 100

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Supporting Course

Supporting Course

3
3
3
3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
Supporting Course

Supporting Course

3
Supporting Course

Supporting Course

3
Advanced GEOSC Elective

Advanced GEOSC Elective

3
3
3
1
Total credits 16

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
Advanced GEOSC Elective

Advanced GEOSC Elective

4
Field/lab experienceNotes for: Field/lab experience

Field/lab experience

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Advanced writing course in EMSNotes for: Advanced writing course in EMS

Advanced writing course in EMS

Indicated by a "W" or "Y"
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Other Cultures

Other Cultures

3
Supporting Course

Supporting Course

3
Total credits 16

Additional Notes

Select Supporting Courses in consultation with your academic advisor. 

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# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

EM SC 100S
Students who begin their studies at non-UP locations and/or join the college after their freshman semester may substitute CAS 100 (GWS) or ENGL 202C (GWS) for EM SC 100S (GWS)
MATH/STAT
Select 2-4 credits of advanced mathematics in consultation with an adviser; list includes MATH 111 GQ(2), MATH 141 GQ(4), STAT 200 GQ(4), STAT 250 GQ(3)
Advanced writing course in EMS
Indicated by a "W" or "Y"