May 31, 2020
PROGRAM CODE: 34242
DEPARTMENT: PHYSICAL SCIENCES
The curriculum presented here applies to students who started the major in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020. If you enrolled as a matriculant prior to that, please see the College Catalog for the year you started the major as a matriculant for the curriculum requirements that apply to you.
Consultation with the Program Advisor is required.
Upon successful completion of the Earth and Planetary Sciences degree program requirements, graduates will:
- demonstrate an understanding of the earth’s subsystems
- be able to describe the interaction and evolution of these subsystems on different temporal and spatial scales
- demonstrate an understanding of the nature of human interactions with the earth subsystems
- demonstrate a recognition of the relevance of the earth system to the individual and to society
- recognize, describe, and analyze the types of natural hazards and natural resources
- demonstrate an understanding of the nature of scientific knowledge and its historical development
Successful completion of CUNY Assessment Tests in Reading, Writing, and ACCUPLACER CUNY Assessment Test in Math with passing examination
scores, unless otherwise exempt, or developmental courses may be required.
Civic Engagement Experiences:
One (1) Civic Engagement experience satisfied by Civic Engagement Certified or Civic Engagement Component course or approved outside activity.
Writing Intensive Requirement:
One (1) Writing Intensive course in any discipline is required. Participation in a Learning Community that includes ENG 1200 or ENG 2400 also satisfies this requirement.
Required Core (4 Courses, 14 Credits):
When Required Core Courses are specified for a category, they are required for the major
*This program has a waiver to require particular courses in the Common Core, otherwise more than the minimum credits for the degree may be necessary.
Flexible Core (6 Courses, 20 Credits):
When Flexible Core Courses are specified for a category, they are required for the major
One course from each Group A to D (Group E is satisfied by the courses shown.)
No more than two courses can be selected from the same discipline
A. World Cultures and Global Issues Designated Course
B. U.S. Experience in its Diversity Designated Course
C. Creative Expression Designated Course
D. Individual and Society Designated Course
E. Scientific World Designated Courses
This program has a waiver to require particular courses in the Common Core, otherwise more than the minimum credits for the degree may be necessary.
Major Requirements (6 Courses, 24 Credits):
2 credits sufficient to meet required total of 60 credits