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Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Students on Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 requirements EASBA
The Bachelor of Arts in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences provides a broadly based background in the fundamentals of earth and atmospheric sciences. It offers maximum flexibility in course selection to enhance interdisciplinary study and makes a double major easily accessible to students in related fields.

Requirements

The major requires at least 30 credit hours (36 credit hours with the Addenda Requirement), including the requirements listed below.
  1. Introductory Course. One (1) course:
    • Any EAS-A 100–199
    • Any EAS-E 100–199
    • Any EAS-X 100–199
  2. Intermediate Course. One (1) course:
    • EAS-E 225 Earth Materials
    • EAS-E 226 Earth Processes
    • EAS-E 227 Earth Climate and History
    • EAS-E 271 Introduction to Environmental Field Methods
  3. Advanced Courses.
    1. 300-Level Course. One (1) course:
      • Any EAS-A 300–399
      • Any EAS-E 300–399
      • Any EAS-X 300–399
    2. 400-Level Course. One (1) course:
      • Any EAS-A 400–499
      • Any EAS-E 400–499
      • Any EAS-X 400–499
  4. Electives. Additional EAS courses at the 200–499 level as needed to fulfill remaining requirements.
  5. Addenda Requirement*. Six (6) credit hours:
    • Any non-EAS course that carries CASE N&M credit
  6. Major GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to major requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.