Graduate 2019-2020

Earth Sciences M.A.

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Degree Requirements — 30 Credits

See “Earth Sciences M.A.”.

Degree Requirements

Thesis Option Required Emphasis Credits — 12-16 hours

ESCI 599Seminar in Earth Sciences

1

ESCI 600Introduction to Earth Science Research

2

ESCI 695Special Topics in Earth Sciences

2

ESCI 699Thesis

1- 6

ESCI 599: Minimum of 2 credits

ESCI 699: Take 6-10 credits

Thesis Option Elective Credits — 14-18 hours

Select courses from the Elective Credits listed below.

Non-Thesis Option Required Emphasis Credits — 8-12 hours

ESCI 599Seminar in Earth Sciences

1

ESCI 600Introduction to Earth Science Research

2

ESCI 695Special Topics in Earth Sciences

2

ESCI 697Graduate Research

1- 6

ESCI 697: Take 2-6 credits

Non-Thesis Option Elective Credits — 18-22 hours

Select courses from the Elective Credits listed below.

Thesis or Non-Thesis Elective Credits

Substitutions must be approved by the graduate committee.

AST 622Directed Studies

1- 4

ESCI 584Earth Sciences Field Experiences

1-15

ESCI 591Geoscience Field Issues

1- 6

ESCI 596Earth Science Study Abroad

1- 6

ESCI 605Global Change

3

GEOL 510Groundwater Geology

3

GEOL 515Ore Geology

3

GEOL 521Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

4

GEOL 540Paleontology

4

GEOL 550Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

4

GEOL 560Geomorphology

4

GEOL 564Glacial and Quaternary Geology

3

GEOL 567Volcanic Geology

3

GEOL 581Geologic Field Techniques

2

GEOL 590Rocky Mountain Geology Seminar

2

GEOL 622Directed Studies

1- 4

MET 502Synoptic Meteorology

4

MET 551Climatology

3

MET 552Paleoclimatology

3

MET 595Special Topics in Meteorology

1- 4

MET 622Directed Studies

1- 3

OCN 622Directed Studies

1- 4

SCED 678Science Education Seminar

1- 2

NOTES: ESCI 599, a one semester hour course, must be taken every semester the student is in residence at UNC.

Written and oral comprehensive examinations are required.

A 3.0 GPA in the courses taken as part of this major is required for graduation. A “C” or higher is required for all courses taken as part of the program.