Undergraduate Requirements: Geochemistry Track
In to addition the core requirements, a GPS major with a Geochemistry track must include:
- ACM 95ab or Ch 41 abc or Ch 21 abc
- 3 GPS electives with a chemical component from the following list: Ge 114, Ge 116, Ge 140a, Ge 140b, Ge/ESE 140c, Ch 21a, Ch 41a, ESE/Ge/Ch 171, Ge/ESE 143, Ge/ESE 149
- 81 additional units of elective courses in Ch, ESE, Ge, APh, or MS. These courses may be selected from:
- Ch 4ab, Ch 5ab, Ch 6ab, Ch 7, Ch 8, Ch/ChE 9, Ch 14, Ch 15, Ch 21bc, Ch 41bc, Ch 102, ChE 63ab
- ESE 103, ESE/Ge 142, Ge/ESE 154, ESE/Ge/Ch 171, ESE/Ge/Ch 172, ESE/Ch 176, ESE/Ch 177
- Ge 40, Ge 106, Ge 112, Ge 115ab, Ge 120ab, Ge/Ch 127, Ge/Ch 128, Ge/AY 132, Ge/ESE 143, Ge/ESE 129, Ge 191, Ge 212, Ge 214, Ge 215, Ge 217, Ge 218, Ge 219
- APh 17abc, APh/MS 105abc, MS 105, MS 115, MS 125, MS 131, MS 133, MS 142, MS/ME 161
Students may petition the Geochemistry option representative to use courses not listed above to satisfy requirements (2) and (3).
1No class may be used to simultaneously satisfy more than one of these requirements.
2For example, E 11, or En/Wr 84.
|Typical Course Schedule||Units per term|
|Ge 11 abc||Intro. to Earth and Planetary Sci.||9||9||9|
|Ge 109||Oral Presentation (GeCh option)||6|
|Geochemistry core or electives||9||9||9|
|Ph 2 ab||Sophomore Physics||9||9|
|Ma 2 & other||Sophomore Mathematics||9||9|
|ACM 95 ab||Intro. Methods of Applied Math.||12||12|
|Geochemistry core or electives||18||18||18|
For students beginning their junior year, it is possible to complete the requirements for the geochemistry option within two years, but there are benefits from starting with Ge 11 abc in the sophomore year.
Passing grades must be earned in a total of 486 units, including courses listed above. Any student whose grade-point average in science and mathematics courses is less than 1.9 at the end of an academic year may be refused permission to register in the geological and planetary science options.
Geochemistry track representative John Eiler
Click here to see current Geochemistry undergrad students