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Recommended Academic Plan for B.S. Degree in Earth Sciences (EARTH) at DuBois

 1st Semester  Credits  2nd Semester  Credits
Recommended Academic Plan for B.S. Degree in Earth Sciences (EARTH) at DuBois Natural Resources Minor Effective Summer 2007
MATH 140 – Calculus I or MATH 083 – Technical Calculus (GQ)

 4

MATH 141 – Calculus II or (GQ)ENNEC 472 – Quant. Anal. In E.S.

 4

 ENGL 015 – Rhetoric and Comp (GWS)

 3 

CHEM 112 – Chemical Principles (GN)

 3

CHEM 110 – Chemical Principles (GN)

 3 

CHEM 113 – Chem. Lab (GN)

 1

 CHEM 111 – Chem. Lab (GN)

 1

METEO 003 – Intro to Meteorology (GN)

 3

 BIOL 110S –Basic Concepts & Biodiv. (GN) (FYS)

 4

PHYS 211 – Gen. Phys. Mechanics(GN)

 4

 GHA - Health & Physical Activity

 1

GHA - Health & Physical Activity

 1

 Total Credits

 16

 Total Credits

 16

 3rd Semester    4th Semester  
 PHYS 212 – Gen. Phys. Elec. & Mag. (GN)

 4

ENGL 202C – Effec. Writing:  Tech (GWS)

 3

 GEOSC 001 – Physical Geology

 3

GEOSC 340 – Geomorphology

 3

 WILDL 101 – Into to WL MGMT

 3

SOILS 101 – Introduction to Soils(GN)

 3

 EARTH 002 – GAIA – The Earth System (GN)

 3

GH - Humanities Elective

 3

 GS - Social Sciences Elective

 3

 GA - Arts Elective

 3

 Total Credits

 16

 Total Credits

 15

 5th Semester    6th Semester  
 FORT 150 – Dendrology

 3

 GA – Arts Elective

 3

 CAS 100 – Effective  Speech (GWS)

 3

GEOSC 412 - Water Res. Geochem or GEOG  412W climatic change & Var.

 3

 GH - Humanities Elective

 3

 GEOSC 452 - Intro. Hydrogeology

 3

GEOSC 303 – Envir. Geology or GEOSC 201 – Earth Materials

 3

 GHA - Health & Physical Activity

 1

 STAT 200 – Statistics or Cmpsc 201 C++ (GQ)

 3

 Supporting classes

 4

 Total Credits

 15

 Total Credits

 14

 7th Semester    8th Semester  
 WILDL 207 – Outdoor Rec

 3

 WILDL 211 – Aerial Photo Interp

 4

 GEOG 105 Biogeography

 3

 GS – Social Sciences Elective

 3

 GEOSC 418 Soil  Envir. Chem.

 3

  GEOSC 412 - Water Res. Geochem or GEOG 412W Climatic Change & Var.

 3

  GEOSC 483 Environmental Geophysics or GEOG 411W Forest Geography

 3

 Supporting Classes

 4

 Total Credits

 12

Total Credits 

 14

 

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  • Bold type indicates courses requiring a quality grade of C or better.
  • Italic type indicates courses that satisfy both major and General Education requirements.
  • Italic Bold type indicates courses requiring a quality grade of C or better and that satisfy both major and General education requirements.
  • GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements.
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.
Program Notes:
  • The First Year Seminar requirement may be fulfilled by taking a one-credit PSU course or by taking a regular course with a suffix of “S.”
  • Bachelor’s Degree students are required to take one US Cultures Course (US) and one International Cultures course (IL) as part of General Education, Requirements for the Major, or Electives.
  • Students who graduated from high school in the year 2001 or later who have not completed the recommended two high school units of the same foreign language must complete one 3-4 credit foreign language course with a grade of C (2.0) or higher at the collegiate level.

 

Academic Advising Notes: A student’s career/graduate school plans should be considered in developing an individual academic plan. Be sure to consult an adviser in this department when scheduling courses.

General Education
GWS (9 credits) 
ENGL 015 or 030 
ENGL 202C  
CAS 100

GQ (6 credits), see below
GN (9 credits), see below
GS (6 credits in Social and Behavioral Science)
GA (6 credits in Arts)
GH (6 credits in Humanities)
GHA (3 credits in Health and Physical Activity)
GI (3 credits in Intercultural Competence)

Prescribed Courses
CHEM 110 GN (3)
CHEM 111 GN (1)
CHEM 112 GN (3)
CHEM 113 GN (1)
BIOL 110 GN (4)
PHYS 211 GN (4)
PHYS 212 GN (4) or PHYS 213 GN (2) and PHYS 214 GN (2)
MATH 140 GQ (4) or MATH 83 GQ (4)
MATH 141 GQ (4) or ENNEC 472 GQ (4)
CAS 100

Introductory Earth Science
15 credits
EARTH 002 (3)
METEO 003 (3)
GEOSC 001 (3)
GEOG  105 (3)
SOILS 101 (3)

Advanced Earth Science 
15 credits courses may not double-count with minor requirements:
GEOSC 303, 340, 483 (3)
GEOG 411W, 434, 432W (3)

Advanced Math/Statistics/Computer Science (3-4 credits)
STAT 200 or CMPSC (3)

Field/Laboratory Experience (3 credits)
GEOSC 483 (3)

Writing Across the Curriculum (3 credits) 
GEOG 432W or GEOG 411W

Supporting Courses (8-9 credits)
Select 8-9 credits in other approved courses; 6 credits of ROTC may apply

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 18 credits
In consultation with a natural resources adviser:
Select 3 credits in 100-level forest technology (Sem: 1-2)
Select 3 credits in 100-level wildlife technology (Sem: 1-2)
Select 6 credits of 200-level forest technology or wildlife technology (Sem: 3-4)
GEOSC 418, GEOSC 452