Earth Science - BA
The B.A. in Earth Science is similar to the B.S. degrees, but allows more flexibility in upper-division Earth Science courses and requires slightly fewer credits. As a B.A. student, you'll be required to take the same pre-major requirements in math, chemistry, physics and introductory Earth Science, and four core upper division courses on field methods (104A), Earth's climate (105), mineralogy (114), and data analysis (134). In addition, students take courses on optical mineralogy and analytical methods (115), sedimentation and stratigraphy (122), and choose 18 units of upper division Earth Science electives.
Students are generally encouraged to choose one of the B.S. emphases within the Earth Science major; however, the B.A. is an option for students who want more flexibility within the major or to design a degree that crosses over multiple emphases.
Graduate and Professional Pathways
Colleges and universities
United States Geological Survey and national labs
Our program hosts the Muckers Coterie, an undergraduate club for Earth Science majors and minors
Every student in the department has a faculty advisor
There are opportunities for research and fieldwork