Environmental Geoscience, B.S. - College of Arts & Sciences at Syracuse University

Introductory 2-course Sequence (8 credits):

                first course:           EAR 105 and 104 Dynamic Earth, or EAR 203 Earth Systems

                second course:     EAR 210 History of Earth Life

Cognate Sciences and Mathematics (22-24 credits):

                Mathematics I (MAT) 285 or 295                     Mathematics II (MAT) 286 or 296 or 221

                Chemistry (CHE) 106 and 107                           Chemistry (CHE) 116 and 117          

Biology (BIO) 121                                                 Physics (PHY) 211 and 221

Introduction to skills set (4 credits):

EAR 201 Introduction to Data Analysis (2 credits)

EAR 204 Introduction to Field Methods (2 credits)

New courses, co-taught, half-semester each, offered back-to-back in the spring through Maymester


Environmental Geosciences Core (13 credits)

EAR 317 Sedimentary Processes and Systems

EAR 419 Environmental Aqueous Geochemistry

EAR 417 Geochemistry or BIO 345 Ecology & Evolution   

EAR 401 Hydrogeology or EAR 413 Physical Hydrology

Divisions of Environmental Earth Science - Choose one from each block (9-10 credits; no duplication with core)

Environmental Data Analysis

EAR 311 Environmental Geophysics

EAR 410 GIS in the Earth Sciences EAR 402 Numerical Methods

EAR 4xx Statistics in Earth and Environmental Science

Surface Processes
EAR 403 Geomorphology

EAR 401 Hydrogeology

EAR 413 Physical Hydrology

EAR 408 Sedimentary Basin Analysis

Climate and Energy

EAR 305 Earth Science of Energy

EAR 405 Global Change: Geologic Record

EAR 4xx Environmental Reconstruction

EAR 415 Introduction to Climate Dynamics

All offered at least once in a 2-year cycle
Approved EAR, computer science, mathematics, statistics, or other class may be substituted by petition

Department Colloquium (1 credit)

                EAR 483, taken in junior or senior year


Electives (7 credits):

Any upper division EAR or approved auxiliary science or math courses


Total of 64-67 credits out of 120 needed to graduate; 30-31 upper division credits of 30 needed for BS

(current total BS-ENV 67-69 credits which included field camp)

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