College of Letters and Sciences
Degree Program Course Requirements

For general degree requirements, see the College of Letters and Sciences and
the General Degree Requirements pages.

Bachelor of Science
Earth and Space Science - Astrophysics and Planetary
Geology Track

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
MATH 1113 or MATH 1131*
*Extra hour applied to Area F

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4
COMM 1110
Select one of the following courses:
ITDS 2726/ ITDS 2727/ ITDS 2735/ ITDS 2746/ ITDS 2748/ ITDS 2749/ ITDS 2755
OR
Select one of the following courses:
EURO 2105/ LEAD 1705/ LIBR 1105/ POLS 2401/ HIST 1111/HIST 1112/Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002/Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.
Note: the two extra hours may be used as electives.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:
ENGL 2111/ENGL 2112/ITDS 1145*/ITDS 1155/ITDS 2125/PHIL 2010
Select one of the following fine arts courses:
ARTH 1100/ ITDS 1145*/ MUSC 1100/ THEA 1100
*ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 11
Select two lab science courses from below:
CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry 1
CHEM 1211L Principles of Chemistry 1 Lab
CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry 2
CHEM 1212L Principles of Chemistry 2 Lab
Take one of the following courses:

MATH 1131* or MATH 1132*
*Extra hour applied to Area F

Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12

Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112

Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:
ECON 2105/ECON 2106/ PHIL 2030/ PSYC 1101/ SOCI 1101
Select one world cultures course from the following courses:
ANTH 1105/ANTH 1107/ANTH 2105/ANTH 2136/ ENGL 2136/ GEOG 1101/ HIST 1111/HIST 1112/ ITDS 1146/ITDS 1156

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3
PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
“C”or better required in each course
GEOL 1121 Intro Geo 1: Physical Geology
GEOL 1121L Intro Geo 1: Physical Geology 1 Lab
Take the following physics sequence:
PHYS 1111 Introductory Physics 1
PHYS 1311 Introductory Physics 1 Lab
PHYS 1112 Introductory Physics 2
PHYS 1312 Introductory Physics 2 Lab

OR
PHYS 2211 Principles of Physics 1
PHYS 2311 Principles of Physics 1 Lab
PHYS 2212 Principles of Physics 2
PHYS 2311 Principles of Physics 2 Lab

Take one of the following:
BIOL 1215K Principles of Biology
ASTR 1105 Descriptive Astronomy: The Solar System
ENVS 1105 Environmental Studies
with lab
Add 1-2 hours from Areas A & D
Additional hours may be filled with any Area B ITDS course or 1 hour guided elective approved by advisor.

Area G Program Requirements Required Hours: 34
“C”or better required in each course
ASTR 1105 Descriptive Astronomy: The Solar System
ASTR 1305 Descriptive Astronomy Lab
ASTR 1106 Descriptive Astronomy 2: Stars, Galaxies & Cosmology
ASTR 3105 Physics, Chemistry and Geology of Solar Sys
ASTR 3115 Intro to Astrophysics
ASTR 3205 Observational Techniques for Astrophysics

ENGR 2165 Thermodynamics
PHYS 3100 Waves and Optics
PHYS 3200 Twentieth Century Physics
PHYS 4100 Survey of Quantum Mechanics

GEOL 3266 Mineralogy

Area H Program Electives Required Hours: 26
MATH 1132 Calculus w/ Analytic Geom 2 (if not taken in Area D)
Take at least sixteen hours from the following:
ASTR 4899, ASTR 5105, ASTR 5555, ENGL 3159, ENGL 5146, GEOL 3215, GEOL 3235, GEOL 3265, GEOL 3275, GEOL 4275, GEOL 4795, GEOL 5115, GEOL 5116, GEOL 5135, GEOL 5165, GEOL 5215, GEOL 5555, ISCI 5555, MATH 3105, MATH 3107, PHIL 3145, PHYS 4805, STAT 1127.
The following courses may be taken in Area H provided the required minimum of 39 upper level credit hours has been met:
CHEM 2115, CHEM 2315, CPSC 1301, CPSC 1301L, CPSC 1302, ITDS 1215, MATH 2115, MATH 2135, PHYS 1125, PHYS 1325.
Other PHYS, GEOL, ENVS, ASTR, CHEM, ENGR, CPSC or MATH courses may be used toward Area H requirements as approved by the student's advisor.

Total Hours Required: 123