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 1040Scientific Foundations of Health2
or APPH 1050 The Science of Physical Activity and Health
Core A - Essential Skills
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1552Integral Calculus4
Core B - Institutional Options
CS 1301Introduction to Computing3
Core C - Humanities
Any HUM6
Core D - Science, Math, & Technology
PHYS 2211Introductory Physics I 14
PHYS 2212Introductory Physics II 24
MATH 1551Differential Calculus2
MATH 1553Introduction to Linear Algebra2
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 2106Principles of Microeconomics3
Any SS6
Core F - Courses Related to Major
CS 1331Introduction to Object Oriented Programming3
Lab Science4
MATH 2551Multivariable Calculus4
MATH 2406Abstract Vector Spaces3
MATH 2603Introduction to Discrete Mathematics4
Upper-Level MATH
MATH 3012Applied Combinatorics3
MATH 3215Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
MATH 4022Introduction to Graph Theory 33
MATH 4080Senior Project I2
MATH 4090Senior Project II 2
MATH 4107Introduction to Abstract Algebra I 33
MATH 4317Analysis I 33
Additional CS Coursework
CS 2050Introduction to Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science3
or CS 2051 Honors - Induction to Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science
CS 2110Computer Organization and Programming4
CS 3510Design and Analysis of Algorithms 3
CS 4510Automata and Complexity Theory 3
Industrial Engineering Requirements
ISYE 3232Probabilistic Operations Research 3
ISYE 3133Engineering Optimization3
or MATH 4580 Linear Programming
Technical Electives
Select one of the following:3
Multivariable Calculus
Algebraic Structures in Coding Theory
Combinatorial Analysis
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
Analysis II
Complex Analysis
Introductory Topology
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
Computer Graphics
Advanced Algorithms
Introduction to Signal Processing
Introduction to Computer Engineering
Digital Design Laboratory
Computer Architecture and Operating Systems
Random Signals
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
Honors Topics
Business Option
ACCT 2101Accounting I: Financial Accounting3
or MGT 3000 Accounting for Decision Making
PSYC 2220Industrial/Organizational Psychology3
or MGT 3101 Organizational Behavior
or MGT 3150 Principles of Management
Select two of the following:6
Financial Management
Finance and Investments
Marketing Management I
International Business
Advanced Managerial Accounting
Financial Reporting and Analysis I
Financial Analysis and Reporting of Technology Firms
International Accounting
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
Strategic Marketing
International Marketing
Law, Management, and Economics
Free Electives
Free Electives 46
Total Credit Hours122

Pass-fail only allowed for Free Electives.

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.