Majors and Minors

Geosciences Majors

We offer four sub-plans for Geosciences majors:

  1. Geology 
  2. Geophysics 
  3. Earth, Oceans and Climate (EOC)
  4. Gem Science (New Fall 2021)

The curriculum requirements for each sub-plan are based on a student’s academic catalog year. Students should review the curriculum requirements of the Catalog Year and Sub-plan for which they are currently declared. They can identify their catalog year and sub-plan on their UAccess Student Center “Academics” page, as well as on their Advisement Report (UAccess Advise drop-down menu). Contact your Academic Advisor if you are unsure of which curriculum to follow or if you want to change to a newer curriculum year.

Please see our current (2022-23) Geosciences Student Handbook to learn more about the Geosciences major, sub plans, and important program information. Individual sub-plan Curriculum Guides and 2021-22 Sample Advisement Reports are also available for download below.

      2022-2023 Curriculum Handbook

        

      All students should be aware of the following General Education requirement changes:

      The General Education program requirements changed from a Tiered General Education program beginning in Spring 2022. Students should follow the GE Program requirements for the catalog year in which they are declared. Students may find additional information on the General Education website.

      General Education - Non-honors students (Before 2022)
      • 2 Tier One Individuals & Society (150) (3-units each)
      • 2 Tier One Traditions & Culture (160) (3-units each)
      • 1 Tier Two Arts (3-units)
      • 1 Tier Two Individuals & Society (3-units)
      • 1 Tier Two Humanities (3-units)
      • Diversity Emphasis (gener, race, ethnicity, religion, non-western) (can be double-dipped with one of the above Tiered GE courses)
      General Education - Honors students (Before 2022)
      • 1 Tier One Individuals & Society (150) (3-units)
      • 1 Tier Two Individuals & Society (3-units)
      • 1 Additional Tier One or Tier Two Individuals & Society (3-units)
      • 1 Tier One Traditions & Culture (160) (3-units)
      • 1 Tier Two Humanities (3-units)
      • 1 Additional Tier One Traditions & Culture or Tier Two Humanities (3-units)
      • 1 Tier Two Arts (3-units)
      • Diversity Emphasis (gener, race, ethnicity, religion, non-western) (can be double-dipped with one of the above Tiered GE courses)
      General Education (Beginning 2022)
      • UNIV 101 Intro to General Education (1-unit) (waived for new incoming transfer students)
      • 4 Exploring Perspectives (12-units total)
        • Artist (3-units)
        • Humanist (3-units)
        • Natural Scientist (3-units) (will be fulfilled with one of the foundation science classes [i.e. CHEM 151]
        • Social Scientist (3-units)
      • 3 Building Connections (9-units total)
      • UNIV 301 Capstone GE (1-unit) (waived for new incoming transfer students)

      Program Fee

      A $300 program fee is assessed for enrollment in the Geosciences undergraduate program per academic year. “Program Fees” are additional amounts charged to students in select degree programs within colleges, schools or departments, including honors colleges or programs, that have demonstrably higher costs of delivering instruction overall, or because of the need for or use of special equipment, technology, or key personnel expenses, or market conditions. This fee is applied to your Bursar’s account as a “TUI:UGrad Geosciences Prog Fee” of $150 each fall and spring semester. No program fees are assessed in Winter or Summer sessions.


      Geosciences Minors

      We offer Minors in Geosciences, as well as Marine Science. The curriculum requirements for each minor are provided below. Several departments advise for the Marine Science Minor. You may view a comprehensive list of Marine Science Minor Advisors and their contact information on the Advising Resource Center website: http://advising.arizona.edu/minor/marsciminu.