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Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 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 with the Addenda requirements), including the requirements listed below.
  1. Introductory Course. One (1) course:
    • EAS-E 103 Earth Science: Materials and Process
    • EAS-E 104 Evolution of the Earth
    • EAS-E 105 Earth: Our Habitable Planet
    • EAS-E 111 Journey to the Center of the Earth
    • EAS-E 112 Historical Geology
    • EAS-E 114 Dinosaurs and Their Relatives
    • EAS-E 116 Our Planet and Its Future
    • EAS-E 118 Sustainability in Water Resources
    • EAS-E 121 Origin and Evolution of Mars and Rocky Planetary Bodies
    • EAS-E 122 Earth's Dynamic Atmosphere
    • EAS-E 129 Introductory Geology in the Rocky Mountains
    • EAS-E 131 Oceans and Our Global Environment
    • EAS-E 138 Geology of State and National Parks Revealed
    • EAS-E 141 Earthquakes and Volcanoes
    • EAS-E 144 Extreme Weather and Its Impacts
    • EAS-E 161 Earth Resources
    • EAS-E 171 Environmental Geology in the Twenty-first Century
    • EAS-E 188 Volcanoes of the Sierra Nevada
    • EAS-E 190 The Evolving Earth
    • EAS-X 150 ASURE Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Research Lab
  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:
      • EAS-A 315 Climate Engineering
      • EAS-A 332 Atmospheric Thermodynamics & Cloud Processes
      • EAS-A 339 Weather Analysis and Forecasting
      • EAS-A 340 Physical Meteorology and Climatology
      • EAS-A 347 Instrumentation for Atmospheric Science
      • EAS-A 364 Dynamic Meteorology 1
      • EAS-E 302 Development of the Global Environment
      • EAS-E 308 Paleontology and Geology of Indiana
      • EAS-E 314 Data Analysis for Earth Science
      • EAS-E 316 Mineral Fuels and Materials
      • EAS-E 322 Introduction to Petrology
      • EAS-E 323 Structural Geology
      • EAS-E 330 Human Impacts on Earth Systems: Quantifying Impacts, Designing Solutions
      • EAS-E 333 Sedimentation and Tectonics
      • EAS-E 334 Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
      • EAS-E 341 Natural History of Coral Reefs
      • EAS-E 351 Elements of Hydrology
      • EAS-E 390 Geoarchaeology
      • EAS-E 399 Reading for Honors
      • EAS-X 329 Introductory Field Experience in Environmental Science
      • EAS-X 371 Teaching Internship in Geological Sciences
      • EAS-X 377 Field Geology and Paleoanthropology at Olduvai Gorge
    2. 400-Level Course. One (1) course:
      • EAS-A 434 Dynamic Meteorology 2
      • EAS-A 437 Advanced Synoptic Meteorology and Climatology
      • EAS-A 456 Wind Power Meteorology
      • EAS-A 466 Hydrometeorology
      • EAS-A 474 Topics in Atmospheric Science
      • EAS-A 476 Climate Change Science
      • EAS-E 406 Introduction to Geochemistry
      • EAS-E 411 Invertebrate Paleontology
      • EAS-E 412 Introduction to Vertebrate Paleontology
      • EAS-E 415 Principles of Geomorphology
      • EAS-E 416 Economic Geology
      • EAS-E 417 Optical Mineralogy
      • EAS-E 418 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
      • EAS-E 423 Methods in Applied Geophysics
      • EAS-E 424 Geographic Information Systems Applications in Geology
      • EAS-E 426 Field Techniques in Basin Analysis
      • EAS-E 430 Environmental and Energy Diplomacy
      • EAS-E 432 Virtual Geosciences Field Camp - Northern Rocky Mountains
      • EAS-E 435 Glacial and Quaternary Geology
      • EAS-E 444 Methods in Analytical Geochemistry
      • EAS-E 448 Sustainable Energy Systems
      • EAS-E 451 Principles of Hydrogeology
      • EAS-E 454 Fundamentals of Plate Tectonics
      • EAS-E 470 Micrometeorology
      • EAS-E 486 Aqueous Chemistry and Modeling
      • EAS-E 488 Paleoclimatology: A Geological Record of Earth\'s Climate History
      • EAS-E 490 Undergraduate Seminar
      • EAS-E 491 Physical Sedimentology
      • EAS-E 499 Honors Research in Geology
      • EAS-X 420 Regional Geology Field Trip
      • EAS-X 428 Field Geology: Montana and Wyoming
      • EAS-X 429 Field Geology in the Rocky Mountains
      • EAS-X 479 Geology, Hydrology and Geochemistry in the Rocky Mountains
      • EAS-X 498 Undergraduate Research in Geology
  4. Electives. Additional courses, as needed, to fulfill remaining requirements.
    • Additional course from the Intermediate Course list
    • Additional course from the 300-Level Course list
    • Additional course from the 400-Level Course list
  5. Addenda Requirement*. Six (6) credit hours:
    • Any non-EAS course that carries CASE N&M credit
  6. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Major Residency. 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. Major Upper Division Courses. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. 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. Major GPA. 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. College Breadth. At least 58 credit hours must be completed in courses from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines outside of the major area.

Major Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course at the 100-499 level with the EAS subject area prefix--as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent
  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken--as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent--except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

The above courses cannot be applied toward the College Breadth requirement in the major.

Restrictions

The following restrictions apply to the minimum credit hours required in the major:

  • Only one (1) of the following may count toward major hours:
    • EAS-E 103 Earth Science: Materials and Process
    • EAS-E 104 Evolution of the Earth
    • EAS-E 105 Earth: Our Habitable Planet
    • EAS-E 111 Journey to the Center of the Earth
    • EAS-E 112 Historical Geology
    • EAS-E 114 Dinosaurs and Their Relatives
    • EAS-E 116 Our Planet and Its Future
    • EAS-E 118 Sustainability in Water Resources
    • EAS-E 121 Origin and Evolution of Mars and Rocky Planetary Bodies
    • EAS-E 122 Earth's Dynamic Atmosphere
    • EAS-E 129 Introductory Geology in the Rocky Mountains
    • EAS-E 131 Oceans and Our Global Environment
    • EAS-E 138 Geology of State and National Parks Revealed
    • EAS-E 141 Earthquakes and Volcanoes
    • EAS-E 144 Extreme Weather and Its Impacts
    • EAS-E 161 Earth Resources
    • EAS-E 171 Environmental Geology in the Twenty-first Century
    • EAS-E 188 Volcanoes of the Sierra Nevada
    • EAS-E 190 The Evolving Earth

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Geological Sciences (GEOLBA)
  • Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science (ATSCIBS)
  • Bachelor of Science in Earth Science (EASCIBS)
  • Bachelor of Science in Earth Science and Master of Science in Secondary Education (EAS-BSMSED)
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geoscience (ENGEOSCBS)
  • Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences (GEOLBS)
  • Certificate in Atmospheric Science (ATMSCIACRT)
  • Minor in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EASMIN)
  • Minor in Geological Sciences (GEOLMIN)
  • [Discontinued credential name unavailable] (GEOLSASCON)
  • [Discontinued credential name unavailable] (TMP - ATSC)
  • [Discontinued credential name unavailable] (TEMP-ASMIN)

Exceptions to and substitutions for major requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.