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 1040||Scientific Foundations of Health||2|
|or APPH 1050||The Science of Physical Activity and Health|
|Core A - Essential Skills|
|ENGL 1101||English Composition I||3|
|ENGL 1102||English Composition II||3|
|MATH 1552||Integral Calculus||4|
|Core B - Institutional Options|
|CS 1301||Introduction to Computing||3|
|Core C - Humanities|
|Core D - Science, Math, & Technology|
|PHYS 2211||Introductory Physics I 1||4|
|PHYS 2212||Introductory Physics II 2||4|
|MATH 1551||Differential Calculus||2|
|MATH 1553||Introduction to Linear Algebra||2|
|Core E - Social Sciences|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|The United States to 1877|
|The United States since 1877|
|American Government in Comparative Perspective|
|Government of the United States|
|American Constitutional Issues|
|ECON 2106||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|Core F - Courses Related to Major|
|CS 1331||Introduction to Object Oriented Programming||3|
|MATH 2551||Multivariable Calculus||4|
|MATH 2406||Abstract Vector Spaces||3|
|MATH 2603||Introduction to Discrete Mathematics||4|
|MATH 3012||Applied Combinatorics||3|
|MATH 3215||Introduction to Probability and Statistics||3|
|MATH 4022||Introduction to Graph Theory 3||3|
|MATH 4080||Senior Project I||2|
|MATH 4090||Senior Project II||2|
|MATH 4107||Introduction to Abstract Algebra I 3||3|
|MATH 4317||Analysis I 3||3|
|Additional CS Coursework|
|CS 2050||Introduction to Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science||3|
|or CS 2051||Honors - Induction to Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science|
|CS 2110||Computer Organization and Programming||4|
|CS 3510||Design and Analysis of Algorithms||3|
|CS 4510||Automata and Complexity Theory||3|
|Industrial Engineering Requirements|
|ISYE 3232||Probabilistic Operations Research||3|
|ISYE 3133||Engineering Optimization||3|
|or MATH 4580||Linear Programming|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Algebraic Structures in Coding Theory|
|Introduction to Abstract Algebra II|
|Introduction to Number Theory|
|Probability with Applications I|
|Probability with Applications II|
|Monte Carlo Methods|
|Mathematical Statistics I|
|Mathematical Statistics I|
|Elements of Information Theory|
|Introduction to Algebraic Topology|
|Numerical Analysis I|
|Numerical Analysis II|
|Vector and Parallel Scientific Computation|
|Quantum Information and Quantum Computing|
|Computer Systems and Networks|
|Computer Structures: Hardware/Software Codesign of a Processor|
|Languages and Computation|
|Computer Networking I|
|Introduction to Signal Processing|
|Introduction to Computer Engineering|
|Digital Design Laboratory|
|Computer Architecture and Operating Systems|
|Introduction to Systems and Controls|
|Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing|
|Simulation Analysis and Design|
|Introduction to Supply Chain Modeling: Logistics|
|Introduction to Supply Chain Modeling: Manufacturing and Warehousing|
|ACCT 2101||Accounting I: Financial Accounting||3|
|or MGT 3000||Accounting for Decision Making|
|PSYC 2220||Industrial/Organizational Psychology||3|
|or MGT 3101||Organizational Behavior|
|or MGT 3150||Principles of Management|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Finance and Investments|
|Marketing Management I|
|Advanced Managerial Accounting|
|Financial Reporting and Analysis I|
|Financial Analysis and Reporting of Technology Firms|
|Strategic Quality Management and Competitiveness|
|The Entrepreneurship Forum|
|Impact Speaker Series Forum|
|Servant Leadership, Values & Systems|
|Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship|
|Personal Selling and Sales Management|
|Strategic Brand Management|
|Law, Management, and Economics|
|Free Electives 4||6|
|Total Credit Hours||122|
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.
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:
- Spends 26 weeks abroad engaged in any combination of study abroad, research, or internship.
- Takes their Social Science/Humanities electives in targeted areas:
- International relations
- Global economics
- A course about a particular country or region
- Complete the equivalent to two years of college-level language study. See Georgia IP requirements for the different options: www.internationalplan.gatech.edu/
- Complete a capstone course that combines their global experience with their EAS degree.
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:
- Complete at least nine units of undergraduate research
- Complete a research proposal outlining their research topic and project for the thesis while taking LMC 4701.
- 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 http://undergradresearch.gatech.edu/ 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.