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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Earth Science, B.S. - 4-Year Degree Map


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First Year 

Fall Credit   Spring Credit
CHEM 111 - General Chemistry I   4   ESCI 110 - Introduction to Oceanography    3
COMP 100 - Composition   3   STAT 101 - Introduction to Statistics   3
GEOL 115  OR GEOL 120   4   CHEM 112 - General Chemistry II   4
MATH 105  OR MATH 223   3/4   Gen Ed Elective 3
      Gen Ed Elective and/or OCS Elective 3
TOTAL 14/15   TOTAL 16

Second Year 

Fall Credit   Spring Credit
METR 110 - Introduction to Meteorology   4   METR 212 - Climate Change and Variability   3
Gen Ed Elective 3   PHYS 104  OR PHYS 204   4
GEOL 275 - Mapping Techniques in Geosciences   4   ESCI 215 - Earth Materials   4
PHYS 103  OR PHYS 203   4   GEOL 220 - Earth History and the Fossil Record   4
TOTAL 15   TOTAL 15

Third Year 

Fall Credit   Spring Credit
GEOL 370 - Geomorphology   4   ASTR 108  OR ASTR 110  OR ASTR 115  OR ASTR 270  OR ASTR 271  OR GEOL 250    3/4
Selection from BIOL, CHEM, PHYS, or ENVS 3   Selection from GEOL, ESCI, or ASTR 3
Gen Ed Elective 3   Upper Division Elective 3
Elective 3   Elective 3
Elective 3   Elective 3
TOTAL 16   TOTAL 15/16

Fourth Year 

Fall Credit   Spring Credit
Selection at 300 level from GEOL, ESCI, or ASTR 3   Upper Division Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3   Upper Division Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3   Upper Division Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3   Upper Division Elective 3
Elective 2   Elective 3
TOTAL 14   TOTAL 15

Total Credits for Degree: 120 

Elective Key and Math Course Guidance


Gen Ed Elective: a course carrying one or more Gen Ed area attribute(s): Basic Communication (BC3), Mathematics (M3), American History (AM3), World Civilizations (OW3), Foreign Language (FL3), Social Sciences (SS3), Humanities (H3), The Arts (A3), Natural Sciences (NS3), Western Civilization (WC3). Elective courses and major courses carrying Gen Ed attributes apply toward SUNY Oneonta's Gen Ed requirements .

OCS Elective: any course that carries an Oral Communication Skills (OCS) attribute. This is a degree requirement  for students matriculating in or after Fall 2020.

Liberal Arts Elective: any course that carries a Liberal Arts (LA) attribute. SUNY Oneonta's minimum LA requirements  vary by degree award.

Upper Division Elective: any elective course at the 200- or 300-level. All courses (required and elective) at this level apply toward SUNY Oneonta's upper division requirement .

Upper Division Liberal Arts Elective: any course at the 200- or 300-level carrying an LA attribute.

Elective: any course outside the major. Electives apply toward the total credits required by a degree program. Electives may also be needed to satisfy other degree requirements , including the minimum number of credits outside the department of the major.

Math Course Guidance


SUNY Oneonta recognizes that students enter college with different math backgrounds. For guidance on the math course(s) most suited to your preparation and program of study, visit the College's Math Pathways site.

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