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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

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


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First Year 

Fall Credit   Spring Credit
CHEM 1111 - General Chemistry I   4   ESCI 1010 - Introduction to Oceanography    3
COMP 1000 - Composition   3   STAT 1010 - Introduction to Statistics   3
GEOL 1015  OR GEOL 1020   4   CHEM 1121 - General Chemistry II   4
MATH 1050  OR MATH 2230   4   Gen Ed Elective 3
      Gen Ed Elective and/or OCS Elective 3
TOTAL 15   TOTAL 16

Second Year 

Fall Credit   Spring Credit
METR 1010 - Introduction to Meteorology   4   METR 2012 - Climate Change and Variability   3
Gen Ed Elective 3   PHYS 1040  OR PHYS 2040   4
GEOL 2075 - Mapping Techniques in Geosciences   4   ASTR 1080  OR ASTR 1100  OR ASTR 1150  OR ASTR 2700  OR ASTR 2710  OR GEOL 2050    4
PHYS 1030  OR PHYS 2030   4   GEOL 2020 - Earth History and the Fossil Record   4
TOTAL 15   TOTAL 15

Third Year 

Fall Credit   Spring Credit
GEOL 3070 - Geomorphology   4   ESCI 3010 - Earth Materials    4
Any Upper Division Science Selection from BIOL, CHEM, PHYS, or ENSS 3   Advanced Earth Science Selection from GEOL, ESCI, or ASTR (3000/4000 Level) 3
Gen Ed Elective 3   Upper Division Elective 3
Elective 3   Elective 3
Elective 3   Elective 3
TOTAL 16   TOTAL 16

Fourth Year 

Fall Credit   Spring Credit
Advanced Earth Science Selection from GEOL, ESCI, or ASTR (3000/4000 Level) 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. 

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 numbered 3000 and above. All courses (required and elective) at this level apply toward SUNY Oneonta's upper division requirement .

Upper Division Liberal Arts Elective: any course numbered 3000 and above that carries a 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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