Bachelor of Science in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences - Business Option

The EAS degree is comparable to traditional degrees in meteorology and environmental sciences, but the program has several unique attributes. EAS courses provide "hands-on" experiences in collection and interpretation of environmental data and in predictive modeling. The integrated approach of the program gives a broad environmental background while still allowing students to specialize in meteorology, earth science, education, or a business option. The program prepares students for graduate study or immediate employment in fields such as meteorology, air quality, environmental chemistry, exploration geophysics, geological engineering, geological hazards, impact assessment, and environmental policy. Electives (30 hours), both within the School and in other units of Georgia Tech, allow students considerable flexibility in tailoring their degree programs according to individual career goals. The School provides incentives and encouragement for undergraduate students to participate in ongoing research with the faculty.

APPH 1040Sci Foundation of Health2
or APPH 1050 Sci of Phys Act & Health
Core A - Essential Skills
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1552Integral Calculus4
Core B - Institutional Options
CS 1301Intro to Computing3
Core C - Humanities
Any HUM6
Core D - Science, Math, & Technology
PHYS 2211Intro Physics I 14
PHYS 2212Intro Physics II 24
MATH 1551Differential Calculus2
MATH 1553Intro to Linear Algebra2
Core E - Social Sciences
Select one of the following:3
United States to 1877
United States since 1877
American Government
Government of the U.S.
US Constitutional Issues
ECON 2106Prin of Microeconomics3
Any SS6
Core F - Courses Related to Major
CS 1331Intro-Object Orient Prog3
Lab Science4
MATH 2551Multivariable Calculus4
MATH 2406Abstract Vector Spaces3
MATH 2603Intro Discrete Math4
Upper-Level MATH
MATH 3012Applied Combinatorics3
MATH 3215Probability & Statistics3
MATH 4022Intro to Graph Theory 33
MATH 4080Senior Project I2
MATH 4090Senior Project II 2
MATH 4107Abstract Algebra I 33
MATH 4317Analysis I 33
Additional CS Coursework
CS 2050Intro Discrete Math CS3
or CS 2051 Honors Discrete Math CS
CS 2110Computer Organiz&Program4
CS 3510Dsgn&Analysis-Algorithms 3
CS 4510Automata and Complexity 3
Industrial Engineering Requirements
ISYE 3232Stochastic Mfg&Serv Sys 3
ISYE 3133Engineering Optimization3
or MATH 4580 Linear Programming
Technical Electives
Select one of the following:3
Multivariable Calculus
Coding Theory
Combinatorial Analysis
Abstract Algebra II
Intro To Number Theory
Stochastic Processes I
Stochastic Processes II
Monte Carlo Methods
Math Statistics I
Math Statistics II
Information Theory
Analysis II
Complex Analysis
Introduction to Topology
Algebraic Topology
Numerical Analysis I
Numerical Analysis II
Vector&Parallel Sci Comp
Quantum Info&Quant Comp
Systems and Networks
Processor Design
Languages and Computation
Computer Networking I
Computer Graphics
Advanced Algs
Intro-Signal Processing
Intro to Computer Engr
Digital Design Lab
Computer Arch & Oper Sys
Random Signals
Intro Systems & Control
Fund-Digital Signal Proc
Simulation Analy & Dsgn
Sply Chain Mod:Logistics
Sply Chain Mod:Manf&Ware
Honors Topics
Business Option
ACCT 2101Accounting I3
or MGT 3000 Financ & Managerial Acct
PSYC 2220Industrial/Organiz Psy3
or MGT 3101 Organizational Behavior
or MGT 3150 Prin of Management
Select two of the following:6
Financial Management
Finance & Investments
Marketing Management I
International Business
Adv Managerial Acct
Fin Report & Analysis I
Fin Analy&Rpt-Tech Firms
International Accounting
Strategic Quality Mgt
Entrepreneurship Forum
Serv Lead Values Systems
Social Entrepreneurship
Personal Sell& Sales Mgt
Strategic Brand Mgt
Strategic Marketing
International Marketing
Law, Mgt, & Economics
Free Electives
Free Electives 46
Total Credit Hours122

Pass-fail only allowed for Free Electives.


If PHYS 2231 is taken, extra hour goes toward Free Electives.


If PHYS 2232 is taken, extra hour goes toward Free Electives.


Minimum grade of C required.


MATH 1113, MATH 3670, CEE 3770, and ISYE 3770 are restricted from counting towards Free Electives. Limit two credit hours of HPS coursework.

International Plan

The EAS with International Plan (EAS-IP) is designed to give a student a solid, global competence within the context of an Earth and Atmospheric Science degree.

The major course requirements are the same for both EAS and EAS-IP. Where they differ is that for the EAS-IP degree, a student:

  1. Spends 26 weeks abroad engaged in any combination of study abroad, research, or internship.
  2. Takes their Social Science/Humanities electives in targeted areas:
    1. International relations
    2. Global economics
    3. A course about a particular country or region
  3. Complete the equivalent to two years of college-level language study. See Georgia IP requirements for the different options:
  4. Complete a capstone course that combines their global experience with their EAS degree.
EAS Undergraduate Information

Research Option

The BS in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences with Research Option allows students to emphasize their interest in research. To complete the Research Option in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences students must:

  1. Complete at least nine units of undergraduate research
    1. Courses should span at least two, preferably three terms (note there is also a two semester sequence of proposal and thesis writing courses - see below)
    2. Research may be for either pay (EAS 4698) or credit (EAS 4699)
    3. At least six of the nine required credit hours should be on the same topic
  2. Complete a research proposal outlining their research topic and project for the thesis while taking LMC 4701.
  3. Write an undergraduate thesis/report of research on their findings while taking LMC 4702.

To submit your intent form to Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), please go to the web form at This form must be completed and can also be reached from the main UROP webpage.

For further information, consult the EAS Undergraduate Coordinator.

General Research Option Information

BS/MS Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

EAS offers a BS/MS Program. EAS majors may apply to the BS/MS program after completing at least thirty semester credit hours at Georgia Tech with a GPA of at least 3.5.

Students admitted to the program must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

As part of the program, students may use up to 6 credit hours of graduate-level coursework in the major discipline for both degrees.

To apply, complete the BS/MS application form, a biographical statement, and two letters of recommendation.