Undergraduate Degree - Earth Science Major

Program:
Earth Science Major
Program Code:
3284 Earth Science
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science
Start Term:
FS08
College:
Lyman Briggs College


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

Lyman Briggs College

Undergraduate Program

Earth Science Major

                 
3. Earth Science
a. A minimum of 27 credits from the courses listed below including:
(1) At least 14 credits in courses at the 300–400 level.
(2) At least 8 credits in earth science courses outside the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.
(3) At least one course in each of the following 5 earth science areas (15 to 22 credits).
(a) Astronomy and Astrophysics
AST 207 The Science of Astronomy 3
(b) Geology of the Solid Earth
GLG 201 The Dynamic Earth 4
GLG 321 Mineralogy and Geochemistry 4
GLG 351 Structural Geology and Tectonics 4
GLG 361 Petrology (W) 4
GLG 401 Plate Tectonics (W) 4
GLG 481 Reservoirs and Aquifers 3
GLG 491 Field Geology – Summer Camp (W) 6
(c) Paleobiology
GLG 431 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (W) 4
GLG 433 Vertebrate Paleontology 4
GLG 434 Evolutionary Paleobiology 4
PLB 335 Plants Through Time 3
(d) Environmental Geosciences and Meteorology
GEO 203 Introduction to Meteorology 3
GEO 401 Geography of Plants of North America 3
GEO 402 Agricultural Climatology 3
GEO 405 Weather Analysis and Forecasting 4
GLG 421 Environmental Geochemistry 4
(e) Geomorphology
CSS 470 Soil Resources 3
GEO 407 Regional Geomorphology of the United States 3
GEO 408 Soil Geomorphology Field Study 4
Geography 206 and 206L, combined, may be substituted for one of the courses listed above.

Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

NOTE: Degree Navigator is an advising tool only and should not be viewed as a contract with the student. Any questions about the requirements should be directed to an academic advisor.


LB Earth Science - Field of Concentration, BS (3284)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS17

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - LB Earth Science - Field of Concentration - 300-400 Level Courses
Major - LB Earth Science - Field of Concentration - 300-400 Level Courses: 14 credits from 300-400 level science

Requirement 12: Major - LB Earth Science - Field of Concentration - Courses Outside the Department
Major - LB Earth Science - Field of Concentration - Courses Outside the Department: 8 credits from Earth_Sci courses outside of GLG

Requirement 13: Major - LB Earth Science - Field of Concentration - Area
Major - LB Earth Science - Field of Concentration - Area: A total 5 courses
Environmental Geosciences and Meteorology: At least 1 course from GEO203, GEO401, GEO402, GLG421, GEO405, GLG422
Paleobiology: At least 1 course from GLG431, GLG433, GLG434, PLB335
Geology of the Solid Earth: At least 1 course from GLG201, GLG321, GLG351, GLG481, GLG491, GLG361, GLG401
Astronomy & Astrophysics: At least 1 course from AST207
Geomorphology: At least 1 course from CSS470, GEO407, GEO408, GEO206, GEO206L

Requirement 14: College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science (HPS) I - Tier I
College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science (HPS) I - Tier I: 1 course from LB133, WRA101

Requirement 15: College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - Mathematics and Statistics
College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - Mathematics and Statistics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
2 courses from LB118, LB119
2 courses from LB118, STT231
2 courses from MTH132, STT231
2 courses from MTH132, MTH133
2 courses from MTH152H, MTH153H

Requirement 16: College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - Biology
College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - Biology: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
2 courses from LB144, LB145
4 courses from BS161, BS162, BS171, BS172
4 courses from BS181H, BS182H, BS191H, BS192H

Requirement 17: College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - Chemistry
College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - Chemistry: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
3 courses from LB171, LB171L, CEM143
3 courses from CEM141, CEM161, CEM251
3 courses from LB171, LB171L, CEM251
3 courses from CEM151, CEM152, CEM161
3 courses from CEM141, CEM143, CEM161
3 courses from CEM141, CEM142, CEM161
3 courses from CEM181H, CEM182H, CEM185H
4 courses from LB171, LB171L, LB172, LB172L

Requirement 18: College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - Physics
College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - Physics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
2 courses from LB273, LB274
2 courses from PHY183, PHY184
2 courses from PHY183B, PHY184B
2 courses from PHY193H, PHY294H
4 courses from PHY181B, PHY182B, PHY251, PHY252
4 courses from PHY231B, PHY232B, PHY251, PHY252
4 courses from PHY231, PHY232, PHY251, PHY252

Requirement 19: College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science (HPS) II
College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science (HPS) II: 1 course from LB321A, LB322A, LB323A, LB324A, LB325A, LB326A, LB327A

Requirement 20: College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science (HPS) III
College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science (HPS) III: 1 course from LB321B, LB322B, LB323B, LB324B, LB325B, LB326B, LB327B

Requirement 21: College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science (HPS) - Tier II
College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science (HPS) - Tier II: 1 course from LB321A, LB322A, LB323A, LB324A, LB325A, LB326A, LB327A, LB321B, LB322B, LB323B, LB324B, LB325B, LB326B, LB327B

Requirement 22: College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - Senior Seminar
College - Lyman Briggs Core Program - Senior Seminar: 1 course from LB492

Requirement 23: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses numbered at the 300 and 400 levels. See academic advisor.

Requirement 24: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 25: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.