Earth Science

The structure and movements of our planet shape our existence, from the life-giving foundations of soil and water to the life-threatening occurrences of earthquakes and volcanoes. EAS is designed for students who are fascinated by the Earth and want to understand it. EAS students get hands-on field experience though both courses and research opportunities with Tech faculty.

Sample schedule for Earth Science for catalog year 2021-22.

Key (for sample schedule below):

(*): Assumes have AP credit for MATH 1551 or have taken equivalent.
(+): Your capstone requirements will be adjusted if you are completing the Research Option. Please set up an advising appointment to discuss.
(~): Taking CHEM or PHYS 2 will depend on your interests. Please set up an advising appointment to discuss.

Total Credit Hours = 120+

Learn more about Georgia Tech's Core Curriculum, required of all undergraduate students.

Core Electives (two of):

EAS 3610 Introduction to Geophysics; EAS 4220/21 Environmental Geochemistry and Lab; EAS 4655/56 Atmospheric Dynamics and Practicum; EAS 4740 Atmospheric Chemistry; EAS 4370 Physics of Planets; EAS 4305 Physical and Chemical Oceanography

Technical Electives (15 hours – typically 5 courses): any EAS course - core electives or those below:

EAS 4200 Structural Geology; EAS 4314 Seismology; EAS 4331 Physical Volcanology; EAS 4350 Paleoclimate and Paleocean; EAS 4360 Space Physics and Instrumentation; EAS 4414 Geodynamics; EAS 4480 Environmental Data Analysis; EAS 4602 Biogeochemical Cycles; EAS 4803 Exploration Geophysics; EAS 4699 Undergraduate Research