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College of Science

Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

Grade Requirement

To graduate in any EAS major, a student must have an average grade point average of 2.0 or above in EAS courses required for the major. Information is also available on the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences website, www.purdue.edu/eas, or by consulting with an advisor.

Atmospheric Science Requirements

Atmospheric Science Core 48 credits
EAS 10900 (The Dynamic Earth) (3 cr.); EAS 11700 (Introduction to Atmospheric Science) (2 cr.); EAS 13700 (First-Year Seminar in Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences) (1 cr.); EAS 22500 (Science of the Atmosphere) (3 cr.); EAS 32000 (Physics of Climate) (3 cr.); EAS 42100 (Atmospheric Thermodynamics) (3 cr.); EAS 42200 (Atmospheric Dynamics I) (3 cr.); EAS 42300 (Atmospheric Dynamics II) (3 cr.); EAS 43100 (Synoptic Laboratory I) (1 cr.); EAS 43200 Synoptic Laboratory II) (1 cr.); EAS 43300 (Synoptic Laboratory III) (1 cr.); EAS 53200 (Atmospheric Physics I) (3 cr.); EAS 53500 (Atmospheric Observations and Measurements) (3 cr.). 30 cr
Electives 18 credits
Elective courses (at least 6 courses, 3 credits each).

Geology and Geophysics Core

EAS 10900 (The Dynamic Earth) (3 cr.); EAS 11800 (Introduction to Earth Science) (3 cr.); EAS 13700 (First-Year Seminar in Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences) (1 cr.); EAS 24300 (Earth Materials I) (4 cr.); EAS 31900 (Exploring Earth through Time) (3 cr.); EAS 30900 (Computer-Aided Analysis for Geosciences) (3 cr.); EAS 35300 (Surface Processes) (3 cr.); EAS 35400 (Plate Tectonics) (3 cr.); EAS 49000 (Field Geology Summer Field Camp) (4-6 cr.). 27-29 cr.
Students participate in the field experience the summer before the senior year.
See Special Programs and Opportunities for additional information about the
field experience.
Electives 33 credits

Environmental Geosciences Requirements — 61-63 credits

Environmental Geosciences Core

AGRY 33700 (Environmental Hydrology) (3 cr.); EAS 10900 (The Dynamic Earth) (3 cr.) or EAS 11300 (Introduction to Environmental Science) (3 cr.); EAS 11800 (Introduction to Earth Science) (3 cr.); EAS 13700 (First-Year Seminar in Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences) (1 cr.); EAS 22500 (Science of the Atmosphere) (3 cr.); EAS 44000 (Geochemistry of the Solid Earth) (3 cr.) or CE 35300 (Physico-Chemical Principles of Environmental Engineering) (4 cr.); EAS 30900 (Computer-Aided Analysis for Geosciences) (3 cr.); FNR 40600 (Environmental Economics) (3 cr.) 22-23 cr.
Additional Core — 9-10 credits  
EAS courses in biogeochemistry (3 cr.), a capstone research experience (3-4 cr.) and a capstone course in environmental geosciences will also be required (3 cr.).  
Electives 30 credits
One environmental elective (3 cr.), one science or engineering elective (20000 level or above) (3 cr.), five EAS environmental electives (two of which must be 30000 level or above) (3 cr. each) and at least three free elective courses (3 cr. each).  

Earth/Space Science Teaching Requirements — 86-89 credits

Earth/Space Science Teaching Core 62-64 credits
EAS 10900 (The Dynamic Earth) (3 cr.); EAS 11800 (Introduction to Earth Science) (3 cr.); EAS 13700 (First-Year Seminar in Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences) (1 cr.); EAS 24300 (Earth Materials I) (4 cr.); EAS 31900 (Exploring Earth through Time) (3 cr.); EAS 35300 (Surface Processes) (3 cr.); EAS 35400 (Plate Tectonics) (3 cr.); EAS 49000 (Field Geology Summer Field Camp) (4-6 cr.) 24-26 cr.

Students participate in the field experience the summer before the senior year.
See Special Programs and Opportunities for additional information about the
field experience.

Two of the following (3 credits each):
ASTR 26300 (Description Astronomy: The Solar System); ASTR 26400 (Descriptive Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies); EAS 10400 (Oceanography); EAS 10500 (The Planets); EAS 11500 (Dinosaurs); EAS 11600 (Earthquakes and Volcanoes); EAS 12000 (Introduction to Geography); EAS 13800 (Thunderstorms and Tornadoes); EAS 22100 (Survey of Atmospheric Science); EAS 22500 (Science of the Atmosphere)
6 cr.
Professional Education 33 credits
EDCI 27000 (Introduction to Educational Technology and Computing) (3 cr.); EDST 20000 (History and Philosophy of Education) (3 cr.); EDCI 20500 (Exploring Teaching as a Career) (3 cr.) and EDCI 28500 (Multiculturalism and Education) (3 cr.); EDPS 23500 (Learning and Motivation) (3 cr.) and EDPS 26500 (The Inclusive Classroom) (3 cr.); EDCI 42400 (The Teaching of Earth and Physical Science in the Secondary Schools) (3 cr.); EDCI 49800 (Supervised Teaching) (10 cr.); 31 cr.
EDCI 42800 (Teaching Science in the Middle and Junior High School) (2 cr.) is taken before student teaching during the first six weeks of the professional semester. A student can choose either the seventh or eighth semester for the professional semester. 2 cr.