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Classification Degree BA Earth & Planetary Science Housing Status
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Overall GPA Concentration Catalog Term FALL 2017
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Complete Complete except for classes in-progress (TR) Transfer Class
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IP In-Progress Course
BA in Earth & Planetary Sciences Overview - 120 Cr
Unmet conditions for this set of requirements:
120 credits are required.
Minimum credits at WCSU
A minimum of 30 credits must be taken at WCSU.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required
When your first term is graded, your cumulative GPA will be calculated.
If your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 it is important to see an advisor
to make plans for raising your GPA.
Foreign Language Requirement
See Foreign Language Requirement section
General Education Competency Requirements
See General Education Competency Requirements section
General Education Course Requirements
See General Education Course Req. Including Cognates
Major Requirements
See Major in Earth and Planetary Sciences section
General Electives
See General Electives Earth & Planetary Sciences section
Foreign Language Requirement
Foreign Language Requirement
Complete a foreign language at an elementary II level or above.
Students who have completed three years of language in high school
with at least a 'C' average have satisfied this requirement. Consult
your advisor.
General Education Competency Requirements
Unmet conditions for this set of requirements:
Students must complete each of the competencies listed below. In
addition, students must complete 3 of the competencies a second time
excluding First Year (FY) and WRT 101 (WI).
General Education Competencies
Creative Process (CP)
1 to 2 Classes
Critical Thinking (CT)
1 to 2 Classes
Oral Communication (OC)
1 to 2 Classes
Health and Wellness (HW)
1 to 2 Classes
Scientific Inquiry (SI)
1 to 2 Classes
Intercultural Competence (IC)
1 to 2 Classes
Information Literacy (IL)
1 to 2 Classes
First Year Experience (FY)
1 Class
Culminating Experience (CE)
1 to 2 Classes
Writing Course (WRT 101)
WRT 101
Writing Intensive II (W2)
1 to 2 Classes
Writing Intensive III (W3)
1 to 2 Classes
Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
1 to 2 Classes
General Education Course Requirements Including Cognates
Unmet conditions for this set of requirements:
40 credits are required.
WRT 101
MAT 181
MAT 170 and MAT 171
Choose from 1 of the following:
Calculus I
MAT 181
Calculus with pre-calculus
MAT 170 and 171
Gen. Chemistry I
CHE 110
Gen. Chemistry II
CHE 111
Major in Earth and Planetary Sciences
Unmet conditions for this set of requirements:
58-59 credits are required.
Minimum 2.0 major GPA
Minimum credits at WCSU
A minimum of 29 credits must be taken at WCSU.
Physical Geology
ES 110
General Astronomy
AST 150
MTR 150
General Physics I
PHY 110
General Physics II
PHY 111
Calculus II
MAT 182
Introduction to Programming or Visual Basic
CS 140 or 143
Introduction to Physical Oceanography
ES 210
Introduction to Planetary Sciences
AST 231
Practicum in Earth & Planetary Science Research
EPS 331
Planetary Physics
AST 405
Senior Research in Earth & Planetary Sciences
EPS 450
12 credits from the following (EPS 220 may be taken twice):
ENV/PHY 136; CS 170; CS 205 or higher; EPS 220; MAT 282; MTR 440; EPS 490
CS 166 or CS 200 may be taken with approval
from department chair.)
General Electives Earth & Planetary Sciences
21 to 22 Credits of General Electives