EEOS Curriculum

EEOS Curriculum

The courses required for the BS in Environmental Earth and Ocean Sciences provide a solid foundation in the Environmental Earth Sciences while allowing students to select a concentration of their interest.  The curriculum is also streamlined and flexible so that students can select and complete minors without exceeding 120 credits required for graduation.


Earth Sciences Foundation Block

ESCI XXX - Any Earth Science Course

ESCI 221 Physical Geology (4 credits)

ESCI 245 Environmental Meteorology (3 credits)

ESCI 261 Introduction to Oceanography (4 credits)

ESCI 322 Environmental Hydrology (3 credits)

ESCI 385 Global Climate Change:  Science and Policy (3 credits)

 Methods Courses (Choose 2)

ESCI 281 GIS Applications in the Earth Sciences (3 credits)

ESCI 380 Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation (3 credits)

ESCI 423 Applied Geophysics (3 credits)

 Field Course (Choose 1)

ESCI 267 Field Methods in Oceanography (3 credits)

ESCI 422 Geologic Field Mapping (3-4 credits)

ESCI 465 Biological Oceanography (3 credits)




EEOS Concentrations

Geology / Environmental Geology

ESCI 222 Historical Geology (4 credits)

ESCI 225 Geomorphology (3 credits)

ESCI 321 Structural Geology (3 credits)

ESCI 326 Sedimentation and Stratigraphy (4 credits)

ESCI 327 Earth Materials (4 credits)

ESCI 426 Groundwater Resources and Contamination (3 credits)


Oceanogrpahy / Environmental Ocean Sciences

ESCI 363 Chemical Oceanography (3 credits)

ESCI 366 Marine Resources and Policy (3 credits)

ESCI 369 Physical Oceanography and Climate (3 credits)

ESCI 464 Ocean Ecosystems (3 credits)

ESCI 466 Environmental Oceanography (3 credits)

ESCI 468 Ocean Data Analysis and Presentation (3 credits)


Environmental Earth Sciences

ESCI 226 Geology of Earth and Energy Resources

ESCI 366 Marine Resources and Policy

Any four additional earth science courses at the 300/400 level