B.A. in Earth Sciences

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Bachelor of Arts program in Earth Science

The Bachelor of Arts program in Earth Science is for the student who requires a broad background in Earth Sciences for a career in science education or public or private administration dealing with Earth and environmental science issues. It includes an Earth Science Education major that prepares students interested in Earth Sciences and science for teaching at the secondary level. Students are encouraged to participate in on-campus teaching experiences that parallel their coursework, available for freshman and sophomores. Interested students are encouraged to contact the department for additional details and information on teacher support programs.

Degree Program Hours: 120

Lower Division Preparation

GLY 1010 & GLY 1010L Introduction to Earth Science and Introduction to Earth Science Lab

or

GLY 3039 & GLY 3039L Environmental Geology and Environmental Geology Lab

CHM 1045 & CHM 1045L CHM 1045 General Chemistry I and General Chemistry I Lab

CHM 1046 & CHM 1046L General Chemistry II and General Chemistry II Lab

MAC 2311 Calculus I

PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus I or PHY 2053 Physics without Calculus I*

PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus II or PHY 2054 Physics Without Calculus II*

PHY 2048L General Physics Lab I

PHY 2049L General Physics Lab II

and

GLY 1100 & GLY 1100L Historical Geology and Historical Geology Lab

or

GLY 1101& GLY 1101L History of Life and History of Life Lab

Upper Division

GLY 3202 & GLY 3202L Earth Materials and Earth Materials Lab

OCE 3014 Oceanography

and

THREE of the following:

GLY 3760C Geological Map Analysis

GLY 4822 Introduction to Hydrogeology

GLY 4511& GLY 4511LStratigraphy & Stratigraphy Lab

GLY 4300 & GLY 4300L Petrology & Petrology Lab

GLY 4400 & GLY 4400L Structural Geology & Structural Geology Lab

and

ONE of the following (3-4):

EVR 3013 & EVR 3013L Ecology of South Florida & Ecology of South Florida Lab

EVR 4211 & EVR 4211L Water Resources & Water Resources Lab

EVR 4231Air Resources

EVR 4310Energy Resources

EVR 4592 & EVR 4592L Soils & Ecosystems & Soils & Ecosystems Lab

GEO 3510Earth Resources

GLY 3034Natural Disasters

Additional Courses

Students take two approved 3000 or 4000 level courses in earth sciences/geoscience (excluding GLY 3039 Environmental Geology), other science departments, or the College of Engineering.

Earth Science Education Major

This program prepares students interested in Earth Sciences and science for teaching at the secondary level. Students are encouraged to participate in on-campus teaching experiences that parallel their coursework, available for freshman and sophomores. Interested students are encouraged to contact the department for additional details and information on teacher support programs.

Lower Division

Common Prerequisites as Detailed Under the BA Degree in Earth Sciences

Additional Lower Division Courses (4)

AST 2003 & AST 2003L Solar System Astronomy & Solar System Astronomy Lab

Upper Division Program

ESC 3050 Seminar in Earth Science Education (1)

OCE 3014 Oceanography (3)

GLY 3202 & GLY 3202LEarth Materials & Earth Materials Lab (4)

GLY 4937 Senior Seminar in Geological Sciences (1)

and

THREE of the following (10-12 credits):

GLY 3760C Geological Map Analysis

GLY 4822 Introduction to Hydrogeology

GLY 4511 & GLY 4511L Stratigraphy & Stratigraphy Lab

GLY 4300 & GLY 4300L Petrology & Petrology Lab

GLY 4400 & GLY 4400L Structural Geology & Structural Geology Lab

and

ONE of the following (3-4 credits):

EVR 3013 & EVR 3013L Ecology of South Florida & Ecology of South Florida Lab

EVR 4211 & EVR 4211L Water Resources & Water Resources Lab

EVR 4231Air Resources

EVR 4310Energy Resources

EVR 4592 & EVR 4592L Soils & Ecosystems & Soils & Ecosystems Lab

GEO 3510Earth Resources

GLY 3034Natural Disasters

Additional Course

ESC 4052 Inquiry-Based Learning in the Earth Sciences (3)

AND (23 credits)

SCE 4894 Nature of Math and Science

SCE 4194 Perspectives in Science and Math Education

SCE 4330 Secondary Science Teaching Methods

SCE 4944 Student Teaching

SCE 4931 Senior Seminar in Science Education

RED 4325 Subject Area Reading

TSL 4324 ESOL Issues and Strategies for Content Teachers

For more information on courses, see the course catalog.