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Biosphere

Foundation & Breadth

  • BIO 81 and BIO 82 OR either BIO 81 or BIO 82 and BIO 43H
  • CHEM 31A & 31B or 31X and CHEM 33
  • ECON 1
  • GS 1 or GS 4 or EARTHSYS 117 or EARTHSYS 128
  • MATH 19, 20, 21 
  • MATH 51 or CME 100
  • PHYSICS 41 or PHYSICS 45 or GEOPHYS 110
  • Statistics: BIO 174H or ECON 102A or STATS 101 or STATS 110 or 116 or 141
  • EARTHSYS 10
  • EARTHSYS 111
  • EARTHSYS 112
  • EARTHSYS 210A, B, or C (Senior Capstone & Reflection)
  • EARTHSYS 210P (Capstone Project)
  • EARTHSYS 260 (Internship)
  • WIM: EARTHSYS 200, EARTHSYS 191, EARTHSYS 177C, EARTHSYS 149, EARTHSYS 135, or another designated WIM course in a related department- must be approved by an advisor. Your WIM course may not also count towards your track or electives, if counted as a WIM.

(These courses must be taken for a letter grade: EARTHSYS 10, 111, 112, 210 A/B/C, WIM)

Track

Choose at least two courses from Ecology and Conservation Biology, and at least one course from each of the remaining sub-categories below, total six required. In addition, two electives are required for this track. All track courses and electives must be taken for a letter grade (eight courses total).  

Ecology and Conservation Biology

  • BIO 115: The Hidden Kingdom- Evolution, Ecology, & Diversity of Fungi
  • BIO 144/HUMBIO 112: Conservation Biology: A Latin American Perspective
  • BIOHOPK 172H: Marine Ecology
  • BIOHOPK 173H: Marine Conservation Biology
  • BIOHOPK 177H: Dynamics and Management of Marine Populations
  • BIOHOPK 185H: Ecology & Conservation of Kelp Forest Communities (summer)
  • EARTHSYS 116: Ecology of the Hawaiian Islands
  • EARTHSYS 128: Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems
  • GS 123: Paleobiology
  • OSPAUSTL 10: Coral Reef Ecosystems
  • OSPAUSTL 25: Freshwater Systems
  • OSPAUSTL 30: Coastal Forest Ecosystems
  • OSPSANTG 58: Living Chile: A Land of Extremes
  • OSPSANTS 85: Marine Ecology of Chile and the South Pacific

Biogeochemistry

  • CEE 177: Aquatic Chemistry and Biology (advanced)
  • CEE 274A: Environmental Microbiology I
  • EARTHSYS 132: Evolution of Earth Systems
  • EARTHSYS 143: Molecular Geomicrobiology Laboratory
  • EARTHSYS 151: Biological Oceanography
  • EARTHSYS 152: Marine Chemistry
  • EARTHSYS 155: Science of Soils
  • EARTHSYS 158: Geomicrobiology (advanced)

Ecosystems and Society

  • ANTHRO 118: Heritage, Environment, and Sovereignty in Hawaii
  • ANTHRO 147: Nature, Culture, Heritage (offered occasionally)
  • ANTHRO 162: Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Problems
  • ANTHRO 166: Political Ecology of Tropical Land Use
  • ANTHRO 177: Environmental Change and Emerging Infectious Disease (offered occasionally)
  • ANTHRO 178: Evolution and Conservation in Galapagos
  • BIOHOPK 168H: Disease Ecology: From Parasites Evolution to the Socio-economic Impacts of Pathogens on Nations
  • EARTHSYS 107: Control of Nature 
  • EARTHSYS 129: Geographic Impacts of Global Change: Mapping the Stories (offered occasionally)
  • EARTHSYS 185: Feeding Nine Billion
  • HUMBIO 118: Theory of Ecological and Environmental Anthropology
  • SIW 144: Energy, Environment, Climate & Conservation Policy: A Washington, D.C. Perspective

Electives

TWO additional courses at the 100-level or above are required. Electives allow students to personalize their Earth Systems curriculum by pursuing higher-level courses offered in their focus area, or by incorporating new academic perspectives. Each must be a minimum of 3 units.

Track Updated 7/2017