Undergraduate Bulletin

Fall 2023

Major SBC Courses for the BA in Earth and Space Sciences

This table illustrates major courses that can also be used to fulfill SBC requirements (See Note 1 & Note 2)

SBC Category

Required Major Courses

Optional Major Courses (See Note 3)

LANG (see Note 4)    
QPS MAT 131, MAT 132 AMS 102
SNW AST 101, GEO 103 ATM 102, BIO 201, CHE 129, CHE 131, CHE 132, GEO 102, GEO 122, GEO 303, PHY 119, PHY 121, PHY 122, PHY 125, PHY 126, PHY 127, PHY 131, PHY 132, PHY 141, PHY 142
TECH   GEO 366, GEO 420
STAS   AST 389, GEO 304, GEO 307, GEO 311, GEO 313
EXP+   AST 345, AST 444, AST 475, AST 487, ATM 387, ATM 444, ATM 488, GEO 305, GEO 444, GEO 475, GEO 476, GEO 487, GEO 488

AMS 261, AMS 361, GEO 320, GEO 404, GEO 407, GEO 467, MAT 203, MAT 303

CER   AST 389, ATM 397, GEO 497
DIV (see Note 5)    
ESI GEO 496 AST 443, ATM 320, GEO 330, GEO 487
SPK   AST 443, AST 458, GEO 497
WRTD GEO 496 AST 459

Note 1: Some course information may be subject to change. Please contact your major advisor for additional consultation.

Note 2: For majors that require study in a related area or completion of a minor, visit the respective program's "Major SBC Courses" page to view expanded SBC options. 

Note 3: Denotes any course in which students can choose from more than one option. These may include, but are not limited to, major electives, concentration/track/specialization courses, or calculus/physics/chemistry sequences.

Note 4: CEAS majors, the Athletic Training major, the Respiratory Care major, and the Clinical Laboratory Sciences major are exempt from the LANG learning objective. Students enrolled in the major in Social Work are exempt from the LANG learning objective, but are required to enroll in and pass with a letter grade of C or higher the first semester of an elementary foreign language course numbered 111, or satisfy through alternate methods (see Communicate in a Human Language Other than English--LANG).

Note 5: Students are responsible for completing the general education requirements published in the Bulletin that was current as of the first semester of matriculation (or rematriculation). The following student groups must satisfy the DIV learning objective as part of their degree requirements:

  • Freshmen who matriculate in the Fall of 2019 or later
  • Transfer students who matriculate in the Spring of 2020 or later
  • Students who rematriculate in the Fall of 2019 or later