Geological Sciences–Earth Science Concentration, A.S.-B.S.
This is a suggested course plan. It is highly recommended that you meet regularly with your academic advisor to determine your course selection and progress toward graduation.
Students who transfer to UNC under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) have all lower-level General Education requirements completed, but must complete these requirements through transfer or UNC coursework: Global Language, Research and Discovery, Lifetime Fitness, Communication Beyond Carolina, Campus Life Experience, and, where applicable, Supplemental General Education. Students who do not transfer in under the CAA should work closely with their advisor to determine which requirements apply to them for the IDEAs in Action General Education curriculum.
This catalog also includes a complete list of requirements for the Geological Sciences–Earth Science Concentration B.S. degree.
North Carolina Community College
|UGETC||English composition (ENG 111 + ENG 112 = UNC ENGL 105)||6|
|UGETC||Humanities/Fine Arts/Communication (2 courses from at least 2 different disciplines; see UGETC list below)||6|
|UGETC||Social and Behavioral Sciences (2 courses from at least 2 different disciplines; see UGETC list below)||6|
|MAT 271||Calculus I (UNC MATH 231 + MATH 129P + MATH 110P) 1||4|
|MAT 272||Calculus II (UNC MATH 232 + MATH 110P) 1||4|
|CHM 151||General Chemisty I (UNC CHEM 101/101L) 1||4|
|CHM 152||General Chemistry II (UNC CHEM 102/102L) 1||4|
Additional General Education Courses
|XXX 111||Foreign Language Level 1||3|
|XXX 112||Foreign Language Level 2||3|
|XXX 211||Foreign Language Level 3 3||3|
College Physics I (UNC PHYS 114) 2
General Physics I (UNC PHYS 118) 2
Other Required Hours
|ACA 122||College Transfer Success (UNC GENR ---)||1|
C++ Programming (UNC COMP 110) 2
JAVA Programming (UNC COMP 110) 2
Statistical Methods I (UNC STOR 155) 2
College Physics II (UNC PHYS 115) 2
General Physics II (UNC PHYS 119) 2
CHM 131 & CHM 131A
Intro to Chemistry & Intro to Chemisty Lab (UNC CHEM 200) 2
|Total Community College Hours||60|
Required in the major.
Counts in the major.
All NC Community College Language courses numbered 211 are approved to transfer to UNC-Chapel Hill as a course that completes the GLBL-LANG IDEAs in Action requirement.
|EMES 200||The Solid Earth (Fall Only) 1||3|
|GEOL||Geology Core Courses 1, 2||7|
|Science Elective #1 1, 3||3|
|Science Elective #2 1, 3||3|
|EMES 201||Earth's Surface: Processes, Landforms, and History (Spring Only) 1||3|
|GEOL||Geology Core Courses 1, 2||6|
|GEOL||Geology Course Numbered Above 300 1, 4||3|
|Science Elective #3 1, 3||3|
|Minor course #2, Elective, or IDEAs in Action Requirement 6||3|
|GEOL||Geology Courses Numbered Above 300 1, 3||3|
|Capstone Course #1 1, 5||3|
|Science Elective #4 1, 3||3|
|Science Elective #5 1, 3||3|
|Minor course #3, Elective, or IDEAs in Action Requirement 6||3|
|GEOL||Geology Course Numbered Above 300 1, 4||6|
|Capstone Course #2 1, 5||3|
|Minor course #4, Elective, or IDEAs in Action Requirement 6||3|
|Minor course #5, Elective, or IDEAs in Action Requirement 6||3|
Required in the major.
GEOL courses numbered above 101 are offered once per year. Courses that are always offered in spring or fall have been noted on the above recommended course plan. Other courses may vary between terms and students should take this into account during course planning.
13 credit hours from the following options: EMES 301 (Fall Only), EMES 302 (Fall Only), EMES 303 (Spring Only), EMES 304 (Spring Only), EMES 306, EMES 405, EMES 406, or EMES 417.
The list of science electives not otherwise required for the major can be found on the degree requirements.
Four geology courses (12 hours) numbered above 300 and not otherwise required for the major.
Capstone requirement can be completed with one of the following: EMES 485 & EMES 486, EMES 691H & EMES 692H, 6 total credits of GEOL 395, or 6 total credits of Science-oriented Experiential Education (EE) Courses. Use of Science-oriented Experiential Education (EE) Courses must be pre-approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
IDEAs In Action Requirements: EMES 691H fulfills RESEARCH, EMES 692H fulfills RESEARCH.
Minors at UNC are typically comprised of five courses, totaling 15 credit hours. The remaining course to complete a minor may overlap with a major requirement, be completed at the NCCC and transferred, be taken over the summer, or be taken in an earlier term. Students are encouraged to work closely with their advisor to plan the course sequence for a minor if they choose to complete one.
UGETC Course List (A.S. Curriculum)
|English Composition (two courses)||6|
|ENG 111||Writing & Inquiry 1|
|ENG 112||Writing/Research in the Disciplines 1|
|Humanities/Fine Arts (two courses from at least two different disciplines)||6|
|ART 111||Art Appreciation (UNC GENR 111)|
|ART 114||Art History Survey I (UNC ARTH 151)|
|ART 115||Art History Survey II (UNC ARTH 152)|
|COM 120||Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (UNC COMM 120), OR|
Public Speaking (UNC COMM 113)
|DRA 111||Theatre Appreciation (UNC DRAM 116)|
|ENG 231||American Literature I (UNC ENGL 128) 2|
|ENG 232||American Literature II (UNC ENGL 128) 2|
|ENG 241||British Literature I (UNC ENGL 120) 2|
|ENG 242||British Literature II (UNC ENGL 121) 2|
|MUS 110||Music Appreciation (UNC MUSC 141)|
|MUS 112||Introduction to Jazz (UNC MUSC 145)|
|PHI 215||Philosophical Issues (UNC PHIL 101) 2|
|PHI 240||Introduction to Ethics (UNC PHIL 160) 2|
|Social/Behavioral Science (two coures from at least two different disciplines)||6|
|ECO 251||Principles of Microeconomics (UNC GENR 119) 3|
|ECO 252||Principles of Microeconomics (UNC GENR 119) 3|
|HIS 111||World Civilizations I (UNC GENR 113)|
|HIS 112||World Civilizations II (UNC GENR 113)|
|HIS 131||American History I (UNC HIST 127)|
|HIS 132||American History II (UNC HIST 128)|
|POL 120||American Government (UNC POLI 100)|
|PSY 150||General Psychology (UNC PSYC 101)|
|SOC 210||Introduction to Sociology (UNC SOCI 101)|
|Mathematics (select two courses)||8|
|MAT 171||Precalculus Algebra (UNC MATH 110P)|
|MAT 172||Pre-calculus Trigonometry (UNC MATH 130 + MATH 110P)|
|MAT 263||Brief Calculus (UNC MATH 152 + MATH 110P)|
|MAT 271||Calculus I (UNC MATH 231 + MATH 129P + MATH 110P)|
|MAT 272||Calculus II (UNC MATH 232 + MATH 110P)|
|Natural Sciences (select 8 SCH from the following courses):||8|
|AST 151/151A||General Astronomy I and Lab (UNC ASTR 101/100L)|
|BIO 110||Principles of Biology (UNC GENR 116)|
|BIO 111 & 112||General Biology I & II (UNC BIOL 101/101L + BIOL 103 + BIOL 104)|
|CHM 151 & 152||General Chemistry I & II (UNC CHEM 101/101L +CHEM 102/102L)|
|GEL 111||Introduction Geology (UNC EMES 101/101L)|
|PHY 110/110A||Conceptual Physics and Lab (UNC PHYS 101)|
|PHYS 151 & 152||College Physics I & II (UNC PHYS 114 + PHYS 115)|
|PHYS 251 & 252||General Physics I & II (UNC PHYS 118 + PHYS 119)|
IDEAs In Action Requirements not covered by the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement that could be completed at the Community College:
COM 231 (UNC COMM 113) can fulfill COMMBEYOND; COM 120 (UNC COMM 120), CHM 2512 (UNC CHEM 261 + CHEM 262L) or CHM 2522 (UNC CHEM 262 + CHEM 262L) can fulfill RESEARCH, and PED 110 (LFIT 998) can fulfill LIFE-FIT.
Students who complete both ENG 111 and 112 receive credit for UNC ENGL 100 + ENGL 105.
Course may have prerequisite(s). Consult the North Carolina Community College Combined Course Library for most current information.
ECO 251 + 252 = UNC ECON 101 + UNC GENR 119.
Applying to Carolina
- The Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides information about the application process for transfer students.
Advising and Community College Course Selection
- For UGETC, Pre-Major, Elective, or GEC course options, please refer to the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement transfer course list.
- Students should work with their community college academic advisor to ensure appropriate course selection for AA/AS degree completion.
- To find out how your N.C. community college coursework will transfer to UNC, please view the transfer credit list for your community college campus.