EAPS Degree Chart

effective academic year 2017-2018

General Department Requirements

Laboratory and Field Subjects

Concentration Areasselect coursework from one of these areas

Atmosphere, Oceans, and Climate

Environmental Systems

Geoscience: Geology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geobiology

Planetary Science and Astronomy

Supporting Subjects


GENERAL DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS

TOTAL UNITS: 36

Two of the following introductory subjects: 24 Units

12.001 Introduction to Geology

12.002 Introduction to Geophysics and Planetary Science
12.003 Introduction to Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics
12.007 Geobiology: History of Life on Earth
A subject in this area that is not used to meet the Core Material requirement may be used as a Concentration Subject.
Both of the research subjects: 12 Units
12.TIP Thesis Preparation
12.ThU Undergraduate Thesis

LABORATORY AND FIELD SUBJECTS

TOTAL UNITS: 12

Select one of the following options:  (all of these subjects are CI-M subjects)  

12.115 Advanced Field Geology and 12.116 Field Geology Analysis

Recommended for Geoscience, Planetary Science, and Environmental Systems

12.307 Weather and Climate Laboratory

Recommended for Atmos, Ocean, Climate and Environmental Systems

12.335 Experimental Atmospheric Chemistry

Recommended for Atmos, Ocean, Climate and Environmental Systems

12.410 Observational Techniques of Optical Astronomy

Recommended for Planetary Science and Astronomy

CONCENTRATION SUBJECTS

TOTAL UNITS: 60-69

Select coursework from one area of concentration. One substitution from off of the degree chart is allowed if approved by the academic advisor.
Area 1: GEOSCIENCE: GEOLOGY, GEOCHEMISTRY, GEOPHYSICS, GEOBIOLOGY
Select 60-63 units:  
12.005 Continuum Mechanics
12.104 Geochemistry
12.108 Structure of Earth Materials
12.109 Petrology
12.110A Sedimentary Environments
12.110B Sedimentology in the field
12.113 Structural Geology
12.163 Geomorphology
12.177 Astrobiology, Origins and Early Evolution of Life
12.201 Essentials of Global Geophysics
12.214 Essentials of Applied Geophysics
Recommended Supporting Subjects: 3.012 or 5.60, 5.12, 7.05, 18.03 or 18.06. See complete list below.
Area 2: ATMOSPHERE, OCEANS, AND CLIMATE
12.301 Climate Science
or
12.318 Introduction to Atmospheric Data and Large Scale Dynamics
Restricted Electives: select 48 units
12.009 Nonlinear Dynamics: The Natural Environment
12.086 Modeling Environmental Complexity
12.174 Biogeochemistry of natural and perturbed systems
12.300J Global Change Science 
12.306 Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry
12.315 Atmospheric Radiation and Convection
12.320AJ Introduction to Hydrology and Water Resources
12.320BJ Introduction to Hydrology Modeling
12.336J/1.085J Air Pollution
12.338 Aerosol and Cloud Microphysics and Chemistry 
12.349 Mechanisms and Models of the Global Carbon Cycle
12.372 Elements of Modern Oceanography
12.377 History of Earth’s Climate
12.390 Fluid Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Ocean
12.422  Planetary Atmospheres
Recommended Supporting Subjects: 5.60, 8.03, 18.03. See complete list below.
Area 3: PLANETARY SCIENCE AND ASTRONOMY
12.420  Physics and Chemistry of the Solar System
Select 60-69 units:
12.006j  Nonlinear Dynamics:  Chaos
12.008  Classical Mechanics:  A Computational Approach
12.104 Geochemistry of the Earth and Planets
12.108 Structure of Earth Materials
12.109 Petrology
12.177 Astrobiology, Origins and Early Evolution of Life
12.422  Planetary Atmospheres
12.425j  Extrasolar Planets:  Physics and Detection Techniques
12.43j  Space Systems Engineering
Recommended Supporting Subjects:  8.03, 8.04, 8.044, 18.03. See complete list below.
Area 4: ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
Select 60-63 units:
12.009 Nonlinear Dynamics: The Natural Environment
12.021 Earth Science, Energy and Environment
12.031A Fundamentals of Ecology I
12.031B Fundamentals of Ecology II
12.086 Modeling Environmental Complexity
12.110A Sedimentary Environments
12.110B Sedimentology in the field
12.119 Analytical Techniques for Studying Environmental and Geological Samples
12.158 Molecular Biogeochemistry
12.163 Geomorphology
12.174 Biogeochemistry of natural and perturbed systems
12.177 Astrobiology, Origins and Early Evolution of Life
12.301 Climate Science
12.346 Global Environmental Negotiations
12.348 Global Climate Change: Economics, Science, and Policy
12.349 Mechanisms and Models of the Global Carbon Cycle
12.377 History of Earth’s Climate
12.385 Science, Politics and Environmental Policy
Recommended Supporting Subjects: 5.12, 6.802, 8.03, 18.03 or 18.06. See complete list below.

SUPPORTING SUBJECTS

TOTAL UNITS: 36-39

Select 36 to 39 units:  
1.060A Fluid Mechanics I
1.061A Transport Processes in the Environment I
and
1.106 Environmental Fluid Transport Processes and Hydrology Laboratory
 
1.080A Environmental Chemistry I
and
1.107 Environmental Chemistry & Biology Laboratory
 
2.001 Mechanics and Materials I
2.016 Hydrodynamics

3.012 Fundatmentals of Materials Science and Engineering
or
5.60 Thermodynamics and Kinetics

5.12 Organic Chemistry
6.00 Introduction to Computer Science and Programing
6.01 Introducation to EECS via Robot Sensing, Software and Control
6.802 Foundations of Computational and Systems Biology
7.05 Biochemistry  
8.03 Physics III  
8.04 Quantum Physics
8.044 Statistical Physics
8.07 Electromagnetism II
8.09 Classical Mechanics II
12.010 Computational Methods of Scientific Programing
12.012 Matlab, Statistics, Regression, Signal Processing
14.01 Principles of Microeconomics
15.010 Economic Analysis for Business Decisions
18.03 Differential Equations
18.05 Introduction ot Probablilty and Statistics
18.06 Linear Algebra
18.300 Principles of Continuum Applied Mathematics