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Earth Sciences B.S. Earth Sciences
Checkpoint charts display information about when you need to complete a specific requirement (either a single course or a choice among courses) in order to stay on track for four-year graduation. The charts represent the proper sequencing of course-taking to help you graduate in a timely way. They also show you which semesters a course is actually offered so that you can plan accordingly.

Please note: In some majors, not all major requirements are represented in the checkpoint chart. Consult your APAS report and your adviser to be sure that you complete all degree requirements.


 
Checkpoint Chart
Available icon  Potential term for fulfilling the requirement
Recommended icon  Recommended term for fulfilling the requirement
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
 
Checkpoint requirements
 
Requirement definitions
Year 1 - Fall Year 1 - Spring Year 1 - Summer Year 2 - Fall Year 2 - Spring Year 2 - Summer Year 3 - Fall Year 3 - Spring Year 3 - Summer Year 4 - Fall Year 4 - Spring Year 4 - Summer
• General requirement checkpoints (complete all)                        
Freshman Composition Complete the freshman composition requirement. Earliest Latest                    
• Admission requirement checkpoints (complete all)                        
Mathematics (MATH 1271 or MATH 1371 ) first term last term                    
Chemistry ( (CHEM 1061 and CHEM 1065 ) or (CHEM 1071H and CHEM 1075H ) ) last term                      
Physics [PHYS 1301W or PHYS 1401V or PHYS 1302W ] last term                      
Earth Sciences ESCI 2201       last term recommended                
Earth Sciences ESCI 2301       last term recommended                
• Program requirement checkpoints (complete all)                        
Mathematics (MATH 1372 or MATH 1272 ) first term last term                    
Mathematics (MATH 2243 or MATH 2263 or MATH 2373 or MATH 2374 )       last term                
Chemistry ( (CHEM 1062 and CHEM 1066 ) or (CHEM 1072H and CHEM 1076H ) )   last term                    
Physics [PHYS 1302W or PHYS 1402V ]   last term                    
Major Courses ESCI 2202         first term recommended     last term        
Major Courses ESCI 2203         first term recommended     last term        
Major Courses ESCI 3202             first term recommended     last term    
Major Courses ESCI 3303W             first term recommended     last term    
Major Courses ESCI 3891         first term recommended     last term        
Fieldwork ESCI 3911           last term recommended            
Fieldwork (ESCI 4911 or ESCI 4971W )           first term last term last term last term last term last term last term
Technical Electives > Technical Electives [Take totaling 7 or more credit(s): AST 1001, AST 2001, CHEM 2301, CHEM 2302, CHEM 2311, CSCI 1113, FNRM 3131, GCC 3004, GCC 3006, GCC 5008, SOIL 2125 ] first term last term last term last term last term last term last term last term last term last term last term  
• Earth Sciences Focus Groups checkpoints (complete all checkpoints for one focus area)                        
Geology Checkpoints                        
Geology ESCI 2302         first term recommended     last term        
Geology ESCI 4501             first term recommended     last term    
Geology ESCI 4602               first term recommended     last term  
Geology ESCI 4702               first term recommended     last term  
Geology (ESCI 4701 or ESCI 4703 )             first term last term last term last term    
Geology 9-10 additional ESCI credits       first term last term last term last term last term recommended last term last term last term  
--- OR ---
Geophysics Checkpoints                        
Geophysics ESCI 2302         first term recommended     last term        
Geophysics ESCI 4211             first term recommended     last term    
Geophysics ESCI 4501             first term recommended     last term    
Geophysics MATH 2374       first term recommended last term              
Geophysics (PHYS 2303 or PHYS 2503 )       first term last term              
Geophysics > ESCI 4203, 4204, 4212, 5203 (Take 2 or more course(s): ESCI 4203, ESCI 4204, ESCI 4212, ESCI 5203, ESCI 5205 )             first term recommended last term last term last term last term  
Geophysics > 3 additional credits at 4xxx or 5xxx level. (Take totaling 3 or more credit(s): ESCI 4xxx, ESCI 5xxx )             first term last term recommended last term last term last term  
--- OR ---
Biogeoscience Checkpoints                        
Biogeoscience ESCI 4602               last term recommended        
Biogeoscience ESCI 4801               first term recommended     last term  
Biogeoscience ESCI 5302             first term recommended     last term    
Biogeoscience (ESCI 4401 or ESCI 4402 )             first term last term last term last term last term  
Biogeoscience 14 additional GEO credits       first term last term last term last term recommended last term last term last term last term  
--- OR ---
Hydrogeology Checkpoints                        
Hydrogeology ESCI 4602               first term recommended     last term  
Hydrogeology ESCI 4702               first term recommended     last term  
Hydrogeology (ESCI 4401 or ESCI 4701 or ESCI 4703 )             first term last term last term last term last term  
Hydrogeology 15-16 additional ESCI credits             first term last term last term last term recommended last term  
--- OR ---
Geochemistry Checkpoints                        
Geochemistry ESCI 2302         last term recommended              
Geochemistry ESCI 4501             first term recommended          
Geochemistry ESCI 4801               last term recommended        
Geochemistry ESCI 5302                   last term recommended    
Geochemistry (ESCI 4401 or ESCI 4402 )             first term last term last term last term    
Geochemistry 11 additional ESCI credits             first term last term last term last term recommended last term  
--- OR ---
Environmental Geology Checkpoints                        
Environmental Geology ESCI 4401               first term     last term recommended  
Environmental Geology ESCI 4402             first term recommended     last term    
Environmental Geology ESCI 4702               last term recommended     last term  
Environmental Geology (ESCI 4703 or ESCI 4801 )             first term last term last term last term last term  
Environmental Geology 12-13 additional ESCI credits             first term last term last term last term recommended last term