The Earth Science major is designed for those who wish to become high school Earth Science teachers, park rangers, environmentalists, or other physical science naturalists. Completion of the BA degree in Earth Science satisfies the state requirement for the Single Subject Credential in Science: Geosciences.

CSU Los Angeles
Natural Science
ENGL 104 - University Requirement
ASTRO 110 and 120 and 102
CHEM 101 and 102
GEOL  101 and 111, 105
BIOL 101 and  102
OCEAN 115 and 116
MATH 103 and 104
PHYS 105 and 106
Select one of the following options
Biology option:
CHEM 103
Chemistry option:
CHEM 103
MATH 104
Geoscience option:
No additional courses
Physics option:
MATH 104  and 105

CSU Long Beach
Impacted major
Lower Division core requirements

GEOL 101, 111, 105
CHEM 101
MATH 103, 104,  105
PHYS 101, 102
Additional classes for the following options:
Geohydrology/Environment geology
BIO 112
CHEM 102
Engineering Geology or Marine
Geology/Oceanography

BIO 122 (Marine Geology only)
CHEM 102
Exploration Geophysics
BIO 122
MATH 107

UC Riverside
Environmental Science
BIOL 127
GEOG 106
MATH 103 and 104
CHEM 101 and 102
POL S 101
Select one of the following options
Natural Science option
BIOL 101 and 102
CHEM 105 and 106 (subject credit only)
GEOL 101 and 111 or GEOG 101 and 111
PHYS 101 and 102 and 103
CHEM 103
Social Science option
BIOL 122
ECON 101
MATH 112
GEOL 101 and 111 or GEOG 101 and 111
Environmental Toxicology option
BIOL 101 and 102
CHEM 103
CHEM 105 and 106 (subject credit only)
PHYS 101 and 102 and 103

UC San Diego
Earth Science
BIOL 101 and 102 and 103
CHEM 101 and 102
MATH 103 and 104, 105, 108
PHYS 101, 102, 103

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Environmental Earth Science
BIOL 135
CHEM 101 and 102
GEOG 101
GEOL 101 and 111
MATH 136
Select one of the following concentration
Climate Change
Environment Interpretation and Assessment
Individualized Course of  Study

MATH 100 and 102 or 110
Geosciences Teaching
BIOL 122
MATH 100 and 102 or 110
Land and Water Resources
MATH 103, 104
PHY 101 and 103
ANTHRO 103
Geology
MATH 103, 104
PHYS 101 and 103

San Jose State University
CHEM 101 and 102
PHYS (105 and 106) or (101 and 102)
BIOL 101 and 102 or 115
ENGL 102 or 104
MATH 110

San Francisco State University
Earth Science
ENGL 102 or 104
MATH 103
PHYS 105 or 101
GEOL 105
CHEM 101

University of Southern California
Requires a third semester of a foreign language
BA - Earth Science
MATH 103 or 112
CHEM 101
Select on course from the following:
BIOL 101 and 102
CHEM 102
PHYS 105

UC Berkeley
Earth and Planetary Science
CHEM 101
GEOL 101 and 111
MATH 103, 104
PHYS 101, 102 and 103
ADDITIONAL MATH and PHYSICS Required for tracks
in Atmospheric Science and Geophysics and
Planetary Science

MATH 105, 107 and 108
ADDITIONAL BIOLOGY Required for tracks in
Environmental Earth Science and Marine Science only

BIO 101 and 102

UC Irvine
Earth System Science
CHEM 101 and 102
MATH 103 and 104, 105, 107
PHYS 101 and 103
ADDITIONAL ELECTIVE COURSES CHOSEN from:
BIOL 101, 102
CS/IS 135 or 137
CHEM 105 and 106
MATH 107, 108

Environmental Science
BIOL 101, 102
CHEM 101 and 102, 105
Select 2 courses from the following:
MATH 103, 104, 136
Select 4 courses from the following:
ECON 101, 102
SOC 101, 102

UC Santa Barbara
Earth Science - Geology Emphasis
MATH 103, 104, 107, 108
CHEM 101 and 102
GEOL 101 and 111
GEOL 105 or OCEAN 115
GEOG 104
PHYS 101 and 102 and 103 or 105 and 106
Recommended
MATH 105, 136

Earth Science -
Climate & Environment Emphasis

MATH 103, 104, 107, 108
CHEM 101 and 102
PHYS (101 and 102 and 103) or (105 and 106)
GEOL 101 and 111
GEOL 105 or OCEAN 115
GEOL 104
Recommended
MATH 105, 136

Earth Science - Paleobiology Emphasis
MATH 112, 136 or 103 or 104 or 107 or 108
CHEM 101 and 102
PHYS 101 and 102 and 103 or 105 and 106
BIOL 101 and 102
GEOL 101 and 111 or OCEAN 115
GEOL 105
Recommended
GEOL 104

Earth Science - Geohydrology
GEOL 101 and 111
GEOL 105 or OCEAN 115
GEOL 104
MATH 103, 104, 107, 108
CHEM 101 and 102
PHYS (101 and 102 and 103) or (105 and 106)
Recommended
MATH 105, 136
A UC transferable course in computer programming.

Earth Science - Geophysics BS
MATH 103, 104, 105, 107, 108
CHEM 101 and 102
GEOL 101 and 111
GEOL 105 or OCEAN 115
PHYS 101 and 102 and 103

UC Santa Cruz
Earth Sciences
GEOL 101 and 111 or 102 and 112
CHEM 101 and 102
MATH 103 and 104, 105
PHYS 101 and 102 and 103

Earth Sciences, Environmental Geology

GEOL 101 and 111 or 102 and 112
ECON 101 or 102 and POL S 101 or 103
BIOL 101 and 102
CHEM 101 and 102
MATH 103 and 104
PHYS 101 and 103

Earth Sciences, Ocean Sciences

GEOL 101 and 111 or 102 and 112
BIOL 101 and 102
CHEM 101 and 102, 105 and 106
MATH 103 and 104, 105
PHYS 101 and 103

Earth Sciences, Planetary Science

GEOL 101 and 111 or 102 and 112
CHEM 101 and 102
MATH 103 and 104, 105
PHYS 101 and 102 and 103

Earth Sciences, Science Education
GEOL 101 and 111 or 102 and 112
BIOL 101 and 102
CHEM 101 and 102
MATH 103 and 104, 136 or 107 or 105
PHYS 101 and 103

Earth Sciences/Anthropology
ANTHRO 101, 102, 103
GEOL 101 and 111 or 102 and 112
BIOL 101 and 102
CHEM 101 and 102
MATH 103 and 104
PHYS 101 and 103 


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