Roadmaps

The degree requirements give you 60 units of restricted electives, chosen from the Discipline or Supporting Science subjects, so that you can tailor your program of study to match your interests and your plans beyond the S.B. degree.

The roadmaps that follow present some suggested rigorous programs of study focused on different research specialties. Many include one or two more classes than you are required to take to graduate so that you can see that a more advanced program is possible. The suggested programs give you a general idea of what you might take; you should consult with your advisor to plan a program specifically for you. Your choice of classes will depend on your plans beyond the Bachelor’s degree. A senior thesis is required.

Core Courses - required of all students

Atmospheres, Oceans & Climates-Chemistry

Atmospheres, Oceans & Climates-Dynamics

Energy Resources

Environmental Science

Geobiology

Geoscience

Planetary Science-Exploration

Planetary Science-Observation

Core Courses - required of all students

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Independent Activities Period (IAP) Spring Semester

Subject

Units    

Subject

Units

12.001

12

   

12.002

12

12.003

12

This might be a good time to take an IAP class or explore a UROP.

18.03

12

Elective

12

Elective

12

HASS

12

   

HASS

12

TOTAL UNITS

48

   

TOTAL UNITS

48

Atmospheres, Oceans and Climates-Chemistry

Junior Year

Fall Semester Independent Activities Period (IAP) Spring Semester

Subject

Units    

Subject

Units

12.335

12

   

12.330

12

5.60

12

 

12.338

12

Elective

12

5.03

12

HASS

12

   

HASS

12

TOTAL UNITS

48

   

TOTAL UNITS

48

Senior Year

Fall Semester Independent Activities Period (IAP) Spring Semester

Subject

Units    

Subject

Units

12.301

12

   

12.390

12

Elective

12

 

18.311

12

12.TIP

6

12.009

12

HASS

12

   

12.ThU

6

       

HASS

12

TOTAL UNITS

42

   

TOTAL UNITS

54

Atmospheres, Oceans and Climates-Dynamics

Junior Year

Fall Semester Independent Activities Period (IAP) Spring Semester

Subject

Units Subject Units

Subject

Units

12.008

12

   

12.307

15

5.60

12

12.310

6

12.330

12

Elective

12

Elective

12

HASS

12

   

HASS

12

TOTAL UNITS

48

TOTAL UNITS

6

TOTAL UNITS

51

Senior Year

Fall Semester Independent Activities Period (IAP) Spring Semester

Subject

Units    

Subject

Units

12.301

12

   

12.390

12

8.03

12

 

18.311

12

Elective

12

12.009

12

12.TIP

6

   

12.ThU

6

HASS 12    

HASS

12

TOTAL UNITS

54

   

TOTAL UNITS

54

Energy Resources

Junior Year

Fall Semester Independent Activities Period (IAP) Spring Semester

Subject

Units Subject Units

Subject

Units

12.021

12

   

12.222

6

5.60

12

12.221

6

12.340

12

Elective

12

18.05

12

HASS

12

   

Elective

12

        HASS

12

TOTAL UNITS

48

TOTAL UNITS

6

TOTAL UNITS

54

Senior Year

Fall Semester Independent Activities Period (IAP) Spring Semester

Subject

Units    

Subject

Units

8.21

12

   

12.348

12

Elective

12

12.213

6

12.009

12

HASS

12

12.108

12

12.TIP

6

   

12.ThU

6

       

HASS

12

TOTAL UNITS

42

TOTAL UNITS 6

TOTAL UNITS

54

Environmental Science

Junior Year

Fall Semester Independent Activities Period (IAP) Spring Semester

Subject

Units Subject Units

Subject

Units

12.010

12

   

12.119

12

12.104

12

12.221

or

12.115/12.116; 12.221/12.222; 12.307; 12.335

6

5.03

12

Elective or 12.335

12

Elective or 12.307

12

HASS

12

   

12.222

6

        HASS

12

TOTAL UNITS

48

TOTAL UNITS

6

TOTAL UNITS

54

Senior Year

Fall Semester Independent Activities Period (IAP) Spring Semester

Subject

Units    

Subject

Units

12.086

12

   

12.009

12

12.301

12

 

 

12.338

12

HASS

12

12.009

12

12.TIP

6

   

HASS

12

       

12.ThU

6

TOTAL UNITS

42

   

TOTAL UNITS

54

Geobiology

Junior Year

Fall Semester Independent Activities Period (IAP) Spring Semester

Subject

Units Subject Units

Subject

Units

5.12

12

   

12.116

6

5.60

12

12.115

6

12.007

12

12.113

12

7.05

12

12.114

6

   

Elective

12
HASS 12     HASS

12

TOTAL UNITS

54

TOTAL UNITS

6

TOTAL UNITS

54

Senior Year

Fall Semester Independent Activities Period (IAP) Spring Semester

Subject

Units    

Subject

Units

12.086

12

   

1.080

12

12.158

9

 

 

12.119

12

Elective

12

12.009

12

HASS

12

   

HASS

12

12.TIP 6    

12.ThU

6

TOTAL UNITS

51

   

TOTAL UNITS

54

Geophysics

Junior Year

Fall Semester Independent Activities Period (IAP) Spring Semester

Subject

Units Subject Units

Subject

Units

12.010

12

   

12.222

6

5.60

12

12.221

6

12.005

12

Elective

12

12.108

12

HASS

12

   

Elective

12
        HASS

12

TOTAL UNITS

48

TOTAL UNITS

6

TOTAL UNITS

54

Senior Year

Fall Semester Independent Activities Period (IAP) Spring Semester

Subject

Units    

Subject

Units

12.109

12

   

12.207

12

12.201

12

 

 

12.009

12

Elective

12

Elective

12

HASS

12

   

HASS

12

12.TIP 6    

12.ThU

6

TOTAL UNITS

51

   

TOTAL UNITS

54

Geoscience

Junior Year

Fall Semester Independent Activities Period (IAP) Spring Semester

Subject

Units Subject Units

Subject

Units

12.113

12

   

12.116

6

12.114

6

12.115

12

12.108

12

12.163

12

12.119

12

Elective

12

   

Elective

12
HASS 12     HASS

12

TOTAL UNITS

54

TOTAL UNITS

12

TOTAL UNITS

54

Senior Year

Fall Semester Independent Activities Period (IAP) Spring Semester

Subject

Units    

Subject

Units

12.113

12

   

12.108

12

12.163

12

 

 

12.119

12

Elective

12

12.009

12

HASS

12

   

HASS

12

12.TIP 6    

12.ThU

6

TOTAL UNITS

51

   

TOTAL UNITS

54

Planetary Science-Exploration

Junior Year

Fall Semester Independent Activities Period (IAP) Spring Semester

Subject

Units Subject Units

Subject

Units

12.420

12

   

12.108

12

12.008

12

 

 

12.43J

12

12.410

15

Elective

12

HASS

12    

HASS

12

TOTAL UNITS

51

 

 

TOTAL UNITS

58

Senior Year

Fall Semester Independent Activities Period (IAP) Spring Semester

Subject

Units    

Subject

Units

8.03

12

   

12.009

12

Elective

12

 

 

12.431J

18

HASS

12

HASS

12

12.TIP

6

   

12.ThU

6

TOTAL UNITS

42

   

TOTAL UNITS

48

Planetary Science-Observation

Junior Year

Fall Semester Independent Activities Period (IAP) Spring Semester

Subject

Units Subject Units

Subject

Units

12.420

12

   

8.03

12

12.008

12

 

 

18.04

12

12.410

15

Elective

12

HASS

12    

HASS

12

TOTAL UNITS

51

 

 

TOTAL UNITS

48

Senior Year

Fall Semester Independent Activities Period (IAP) Spring Semester

Subject

Units    

Subject

Units

8.04

12

   

12.009

12

Elective

12

 

 

8.044

12

HASS

12

HASS

12

12.TIP

6

   

12.ThU

6

TOTAL UNITS

42

   

TOTAL UNITS

42