Bachelor of Science in Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

Core Subjects 

All majors complete these subjects.
12.001 Introduction to Geology
12.002 Introduction to Geophysics and Planetary Science
12.003 Introduction to Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Dynamics
12.009 Theoretical Environmental Analysis
18.03 or 18.034 Differential Equations
12.TIP & 12.ThU Senior Thesis  more

Lab/Field Subjects

You must take one of the following field or laboratory options. Choose the option that most closely relates to your interests.
12.115 & 12.116 Field Geolgy II and Field Geology Analysis
12.221 & 12.222 Field Geophysics and Field Geophysics Analysis
12.307 Weather and Climate Laboratory
12.335 Experimental Atmospheric Chemistry
12.410J Observational Techniques of Optical Astronomy 

Restricted Electives

You will choose 60 units from the Discipline or Supporting Science electives. The lists of electives are sufficiently broad so that you can customize a program to match your interests. No more than 36 units can be from Supporting Science. Students with appropriate interests may substitute two subjects in urban planning, economics, policy, or management for subjects in the Supporting Science category.

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Because of the breadth of the disciplines included in EAPS, there are many options for assembling a coherent set of electives. Take a look at some roadmaps customized for various reserach areas, and then discuss your plans with your advisor.

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