Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Earth and Environmental Science (BS)

Bachelor of Science

Department of Engineering and Environmental Science, Building 1N, Room 226

Chairperson an Professor Neophytos (Neo) Antoniades

Program Coordinator: Jane Alexander

General Education Requirements  42 credits 
Major Requirements  67-70 credits 
Electives  8-11 credits
Total Credits Required  120

A math placement test is recommended for all students who have demonstrated CUNY proficiency.  Depending on placement results, some students may have to complete MTH 30, and/or MTH 35 and/or MTH 123, and/or MTH 130 prior to enrolling in MTH 230/229 or 231/229. The placement test is offered at scheduled times in the College Testing Office.

Major Requirements

GEO 102Earth Systems History(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

GEO 103Earth Systems History Lab(CO)

1

GEO 115Fundamentals of Physical Geology(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

GEO 116Fundamentals of Physical Geology Laboratory(CO)

1

ESC 110Meteorology and Climatology(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

ESC 111Meteorology and Climatology Laboratory(CO)

1

 

MTH 229Calculus Computer Laboratory(RLA)

1

MTH 230Calculus I with Pre-Calculus(MQ)(STEM)

6

MTH 232Calculus II(MQ)(STEM)

3

OR

MTH 229Calculus Computer Laboratory(RLA)

1

MTH 231Analytic Geometry and Calculus I(MQ)(STEM)

3

MTH 232Calculus II(MQ)(STEM)

3

 

CHM 141General Chemistry I(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

CHM 121General Chemistry I Laboratory(CO)

1

CHM 142General Chemistry II(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

CHM 127General Chemistry II Laboratory(CO)

1

PHY 120General Physics I(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

PHY 121General Physics I Laboratory(CO)

1

PHY 160General Physics II(SW)(STEM)

3

PHY 161General Physics II Laboratory(CO)

1

BIO 170General Biology I(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

BIO 171General Biology I Laboratory(CO)

1

BIO 180General Biology II(SW)(STEM)

3

BIO 181General Biology II Laboratory(RLA)

1

BIO 329Marine Biology and Oceanography(RNL)

4

GEO 210Earth Materials(LP)(SW)(STEM)

4

GEO 212Sedimentology and Stratigraphy(RLA)

4

GEO 310Geochemistry(RLA)

4

GEO 450Internship(RLA)

4

One-year of high school chemistry is required prior to entry into CHM 141/121.  If you have not completed one-year of high school chemistry you will be required to complete CHM 100 and CHM 101 prior to registering for CHM 141/121.

One course chosen from the following requiring a significant field or lab project:

GEO 315Residential Field Course(RLA)

4

GEO 410Geospatial Data Analysis(RLA)

4

GEO 460Capstone Research Seminar and Thesis(RLA)

4

Two courses chosen from the following major electives. (6-7 credits)

At least one course must be at the 300 level or higher.

GEO 230Planetary Geology(RLA)

3

GEO 320Invertebrate Paleontology(RLA)

4

GEO 322Structural Geology(RLA)

4

GEO 325Marine Geology(RLA)

3

ESC 302Hydrology(RLA)

3

ESC 402The Science of Global Warming(RLA)

3

Total Credit Hours: 67-70

Total Credit Hours: 120

Honors

Students may graduate with honors if they maintain a 3.5 GPA in the major, and complete GEO 460 Capstone Research Seminar and Thesis.