Undergraduate Program Degrees
The Department of Earth Sciences offers five undergraduate degree options: BA in Earth Sciences, BS in Geology, BS in Hydrology, BA in Earth Science Teaching, and BA in Earth Sciences, Oceanography Option. The suggested course schedule differs somewhat among degree options. Select an option below for more information.
|*This is an interdisciplinary major that is part of the Environmental Sciences Program but administered by the Earth Sciences Department|
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Any University student who is interested in earth sciences may minor in geology. The minor consists of at least 18 semester hours, typically from five ESCI courses, each with a grade of C- or better, while maintaining a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0. A maximum of 8 credits may be used for both major and minor credit. Courses include both introductory and more advanced courses. Specific course requirements are flexible to accommodate the student’s interest in different facets of the geosciences. Interested students should see the Earth Sciences Undergraduate Coordinator, Dr. Joe Licciardi, (603) 862-3135,, to complete an Intent to Minor form no later than their junior year. Forms can be picked up in the Earth Sciences departmental office, 214 James Hall.
The minor in oceanography is available to all students in the University interested in obtaining a broad background in oceanography. The minor consists of a minimum of five courses with grades of C (2.00) or better and no pass/fail courses. No more than 8 major requirement credits may be used. All courses in the program are selected in consultation with the oceanography minor adviser, Dr. Jamie Pringle, (603) 862-5000, to complete an Intent to Minor form no later than their junior year. Forms can be picked up in the Earth Sciences departmental office, 214 James Hall.
Required courses include one (1) ESCI 501, Introduction to Oceanography; two (2) of the following courses: ESCI 750, Biological Oceanography; ESCI 752, Chemical Oceanography; ESCI 758, Introductory Physical Oceanography; ESCI 759, Geological Oceanography; 3) any two of the following courses, or a suitable substitute approved by the minor advisor (at least one of these courses should be in the biological sciences): PBIO 625, 722; CIE 757; ENE 747, 753; ESCI 653, 658, 754, 756, 760, 770, 771; MICR 707; OE 690, 710, 753, 754, 757, 785; EREC 611; TECH 797; ZOOL 503, 560, 674, 720, 725, 730, 751, 753, 772, 775; ZOOL/ESCI/750.