Earth Sciences: Geology (M.S.)
This option is for students seeking a broad background in geology and also for those wishing to study one area in depth. These goals are accomplished through a set of common requirements, core courses and electives for a total of at least 30 credits (34 for non-thesis option). Most students who enter this program have undergraduate degrees in geology or earth sciences. Those with other majors may have to make-up selected undergraduate courses.
Students in the thesis option must satisfactorily complete at least 30 credits, which include the credits accumulated in the core curriculum. Students in this option must complete a master's thesis (6 credits) and give an oral presentation of the results.
Students in the non-thesis option must satisfactorily complete at least 34 credits, which includes the core curriculum, a 2-credit directed research project (ESCI 898 Directed Research), and a written and oral presentation of that research.
The core curriculum for the option in geology normally includes:
|Select at least three of the following courses:||11-12|
|Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology|
|Earthquakes and Faulting|
|ESCI 997||Seminar in Earth Sciences (first year)||1|
|ESCI 998||Proposal Development (first year)||1|
|Select Master's Thesis or Directed Research:|
|ESCI 899||Master's Thesis||6|
|ESCI 898||Directed Research||2|