Environmental Science Concentration

Fundamental Geology:

GEO 105Earth: Our Environment

4 units

Or

GEO 106Earth and the Human Future

4 units

And

GEO 225Introduction to Field Methods

4 units

GEO 235Global Geophysics and Tectonics

4 units

GEO 245Earth's Climate: Past and Future

4 units

GEO 220Earth Materials

4 units

GEO 315Sedimentary Geology

4 units

GEO 315LSedimentary Geology Laboratory

1 unit

GEO 324Advanced Field Mapping

2 units

GEO 325Structural Geology

4 units

GEO 325LStructural Geology Laboratory

1 unit

GEO 391Research Methods

2 units

GEO 491Senior Seminar

2 units

Geology Elective

GEO 255Spatial Analysis with Geographic Information Science

4 units

GEO 342Geomorphology

4 units

Students may also apply GEO 390 as an elective for the Environmental Science concentration if they have enrolled in the "Volcanology" or "Geochemistry" sections of the course.

Biology Component:

One course from:

BIO 105Marine Biology

4 units

BIO 106Biology of California

4 units

BIO 110Organisms on Earth

4 units

BIO 115General Zoology

4 units

 

And one course from:

BIO 260Biodiversity and Organization of Marine Ecosystems

4 units

BIO 270Ecology

4 units

Economics Component:

ECON 101Principles of Economics I

4 units

ECON 301Environmental Economics and Policy

4 units

Mathematics Component:

Students must select one option from below:

Option 1-

MATH 120Calculus 2

4 units

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 230 or PHYS 115 and PHYS 125.