Environmental Science Concentration

Introduction to Geology:

GEO 105Earth: Our Environment

4 units

Or

GEO 106Earth and the Human Future

4 units

Introduction to Biology:

Students must select one course from the list below:

BIO 105Marine Biology

4 units

BIO 106Biology of California

4 units

BIO 110Organisms on Earth

4 units

BIO 115General Zoology

4 units

Environmental Biology:

BIO 260Biodiversity and Organization of Marine Ecosystems

4 units

Or

BIO 270Ecology

4 units

Economics Component:

ECON 101Principles of Economics I

4 units

And

ECON 301Environmental Economics and Policy

4 units

Fundamental Geology:

GEO 225Introduction to Field Methods

4 units

GEO 235Global Geophysics and Tectonics

4 units

GEO 245Earth's Climate: Past and Future

4 units

GEO 255Spatial Analysis with Geographic Information Science

4 units

GEO 305Earth Materials

4 units

GEO 315Sedimentary Geology

4 units

GEO 324Advanced Field Mapping

2 units

GEO 325Structural Geology

4 units

GEO 391Research Methods

2 units

GEO 491Senior Seminar and Thesis Research

2 units

Mathematics Component:

Students must select one option from below:

Option 1-

MATH 120Calculus 2

4 units

Or department approved equivalent.

Option 2-

MATH 110Calculus 1

4 units

And

Department-approved statistics course

4 units

All graduate schools and professional careers in geology or environmental science require at least a basic understanding of chemistry and physics. Students considering graduate school or professional careers in these fields should also take the following courses: CHEM 120; PHYS 110 and PHYS 120 or PHYS 115 and PHYS 125.