Department of Earth Sciences

Department of Earth Sciences

B.S. in Ocean Sciences & Coastal Studies

Required Earth Sciences Courses: (38 credits)

  • UNIV 103 - First Year: Exploring Earth Systems (3)
  • ESCI 241 - Meteorology (4)
  • ESCI 261 - Intro to Oceanography (4)
  • ESCI 267 - Field Methods in Oceanography (3)
  • ESCI 362 - Marine Geology (3)
  • ESCI 363 - Chemical Oceanography (3)
  • ESCI 366 - Ocean Resources (3)
  • ESCI 369 - Physical Oceanography (3)
  • ESCI 380 - Remote Sens. & Image Interp. (3)
  • ESCI 464 - Ocean Ecosystems (3)
  • ESCI 465 - Biological Oceanography (3)
  • ESCI 468 - Ocean Data Analysis and Presentation (3)

Required Related Courses: (31 - 33 credits)

  • CHEM 111 - Introductory Chemistry (4)
  • CHEM 112 - Introductory Chemstry II (4)
  • MATH 161 - Calculus I (4)
  • MATH 235 - Statistics (3) or BIOL 375 - Biometry (3)
  • BIOL 211 - Concepts of Zoology (4)
  • BIOL 221 - Concepts of Botany (4)
  • PHYS 131 - Physics I w/ Algebra (4) or PHYS 231 - Physics I w/ Calculus (5)
  • PHYS 132 - Physics II w/ Algebra (4) or PHYS 232 - Physics II w/ Calculus (5)

Electives: (minimum of 11 - 13 credits)

Choose courses from:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

that apply towards a major in that department.

B.S. in O.S.C.S. with option in Physical Oceanography

Required Earth Sciences Courses: (38 credits)

  • UNIV 103 - First Year: Exploring Earth Systems (3)
  • ESCI 241 - Meteorology (4)
  • ESCI 261 - Intro to Ocean (4)
  • ESCI 267 - Field Meth. in Oceanagraphy* (3)
  • ESCI 282 - FORTRAN Porg. ES Appli. (3)
  • ESCI 363 - Chemical Oceanography (3)
  • ESCI 369 - Physical Oceanography (3)
  • ESCI 380 - Remote Sensing & Image Inter. (3)
  • ESCI 443 - Climate Dynamics (3)
  • ESCI 464 - Ocean Ecosystems (3)
  • ESCI 468 - Ocean Data Analysis and Presentation (3)
  • ESCI 485 - Air/Sea Interaction (3)

Required Related Courses: (42-43 credits)

  • CHEM 111 - Introductory Chemistry (4)
  • CHEM 112 - Introductory Chemstry II (4)
  • MATH 161 - Calculus I (4)
  • MATH 211 - Calculus II (4)
  • MATH 311 - Calculus III (4)
  • MATH 365 - Differential Equations (3)
  • PHYS 231 - Physics I w/ Calculus(5)
  • PHYS 232 - Physics II w/ Calculus (5)
  • PHYS 311 - Mechanics I (3) OR ESCI 342 - Atmos. Dynamics I (3)
  • PHYS 312 - Mechanics II (3) OR ESCI 343 - Atmos. Dynamics II (3)
  • PHYS 334 - Thermodynamics (4) OR ESCI 341 - Atmos. Thermodynamics (3)

Recommended courses: (no minimum)

  • PHYS 395 - Tech in Mathematical Physics (3)
  • ESCI 466 - Coastal Environmental Oceanography* (3)
  • MATH 467 - Partial Differential Equations (3)

*Available only at Wallops Island Science Center