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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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Earth and Environmental Science Major - Bachelor of Science (BS)


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Please see the UNLV College of Science, Department of Geoscience web page at http://geoscience.unlv.edu for information about department programs, faculty and facilities.

Please see advising information at the UNLV  College of  Science at www.unlv.edu/sciences/advising.

 Accreditation

Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the ability to recognize, formulate, employ, and interpret the scientific methodology
  2. Demonstrate the knowledge of major rock types, geologic time, evolution, and earth history events
  3. Demonstrate the knowledge in various specializations within the field of earth science to solve appropriate research or applied problems.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to function independently, collaboratively, and ethically with others in the profession as colleagues and supervisors
  5. Demonstrate the written and verbal communications skills required to convey contemporary theories in earth science and in how the Earth operates as a system
  6. Demonstrate sufficient skills in computers and multi-media systems for the application and presentation in earth science

University Graduation Requirements

Earth and Environmental Science Degree Requirements - Total: 120 Credits


General Education Requirements - Subtotal: 33-36 Credits


First-Year Seminar - Credits: 2-3


 (see note 1 below)

English Composition - Credits: 6


Second-Year Seminar - Credits: 3


Constitutions - Credits: 4-6


Mathematics - Credits: (Fulfilled by Major Requirements)


Distribution Requirement: Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking


Please see Distribution Requirements  for more information.

  • Humanities and Fine Arts: 9 Credits
    • Two courses 3 credits each from two different humanities areas - 6 credits
    • One course in fine arts- 3 credits
  • Social Science: 9 Credits
    • One course each from three different fields.
  • Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking:
    • Automatically satisfied by Major requirement

Multicultural and International


Multicultural, one 3 credit course required
International, one 3 credit course required

These courses may overlap with general education and major requirements. A single course may not meet the multicultural and international requirements simultaneously. For the list of approved multicultural and international courses, go to: http://facultysenate.unlv.edu/students

Major Requirements - BS in Earth and Environmental Science - Subtotal: 89-92


Total Credits: 120


Notes


  1. It is strongly recommended that students take SCI 101 to satisfy the First Year Seminar requirement.
  2. Students must complete 40 upper-division credits (satisfied by the degree requirements in the major).

 

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