Undergraduate Earth Science

The structure and movements of our planet shape our existence, from the life-giving foundations of soil and water to the life-threatening occurrences of earthquakes and volcanoes. EAS is designed for students who are fascinated by the Earth and want to understand it. EAS students get hands-on field experience though both courses and research opportunities with Tech faculty.

Suggested schedule for Earth Science

First Year

Second Year

Fall Semester:
GT 1000: EAS - Intro to Tech (1)
EAS 1600: Intro. To Env. Science (4)
MATH 1501: Calculus I (4)
CHEM 1211: General Chemistry (4)
ENGL 1101: English Composition 1 (3)
Total Semester Hours = 16

Fall Semester:
EAS 2600: Earth Processes (4)
MATH 2401: Calculus III (4)
PHYS 2121: Physics I (4)
HIST 2111 or equivalent (3)
Total Semester Hours = 15

Spring Semester:
MATH 1502: Calculus II (4)
CHEM 1212: Inorganic Chemistry (3)
CHEM 1212: Inorganic Chemistry Lab (1)
CS 1371: Computing for Engineers (3)
ENGL 1102: English Composition 2 (3)
HPS 1040/1062/1063 or 1064 (2)
Total Semester Hours = 16

Spring Semester:
EAS 2655: Quantitative Methods (3)
MATH 2403: Differential Equations (4)
PHYS 2122: Physics II (4)
Social Science Elective (3)
Total Semester Hours = 14

Third Year

Fourth Year

Fall Semester:
EAS 3620: Geochemistry (4)
EAS 3610: Intro to Geophysics (3)
EAS 3603: Earth System Thermo (3)
Humanities Elective (3)
Free Electives (3)

Total Semester Hours = 16

Fall Semester:
EAS 4420: Environ. Field Methods (4)
EAS 4803: Physical Volcanology (3)
EAS 4803: Tectonics, Climate and Landscape Evolution (3)
Social Science Elective (3)
Free Electives (3)
Total Semester Hours = 16

Spring Semester:
EAS 4200: Structural Geology (4)
EAS 4803: Seismology (3)
BIOL 1510 or 1520 (4)
Social Science Elective (3)
Total Semester Hours = 14

Spring Semester:
EAS 4610: Earth System Modeling (3)
EAS 4699: Research (3)
EAS 4803: Geodynamics (3)     Humanities Elective (3)
Free Electives (3)
Total Semester Hours = 15

Total Hours = 122