Degree Chart.

 

Course 12 Core Requirements

CHOOSE TWO INTRO SUBJECTS

[ 24 Units ]

12.001 Introduction to Geology
12.002 Introduction to Geophysics and Planetary Science
12.003 Introduction to Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics
12.007 Geobiology: History of Life on Earth

*A subject in this area not used to meet the core requirement may be used as a concentration subject.

 
 

REQUIRED RESEARCH SUBJECTS

[ 12 UNITS ]

12.TIP – Thesis Preparation
12.ThU – Undergraduate Thesis

Lab + Field Subjects

CHOOSE ONE OPTION

[ 12 UNITS ]

*All of these subjects are CI-M subjects.

  • 12.115 Field Geology

    AND 12.116 Field Geology Analysis

  • Recommended for 

    Geoscience
    Planetary Science & Astronomy
    Environmental Systems

 

  • 12.307 Weather and Climate Laboratory

  • Recommended for 

    Atmosphere, Oceans & Climate
    Environmental Systems

 

  • 12.335 Experimental Atmospheric Chemistry

  • Recommended for 

    Atmosphere, Oceans & Climate
    Environmental Systems

 

  • 12.410 Observational Techniques of Optical Astronomy

  • Recommended for 

    Planetary Science & Astronomy

Concentration: Geoscience

Choose FIVE

[ 60-63 UNITS ]

One substitution allowed if approved by advisor.

12.005 Continuum Mechanics
12.104 Geochemistry
12.108 Structure of Earth Materials
12.109 Petrology
12.110A & B Sedimentary Environments
; Sedimentology in the Field
12.113 Structural Geology
12.163 Geomorphology
12.177 Astrobiology: Origins and Early Evolution of Life

12.201 Essentials of Global Geophysics
12.214 Essentials of Applied Geophysics


 

Supporting Subjects:
CHOOSE THREE

[ 36-39 UNITS ]

Recommended for this concentration


3.012 Fundamentals of Materials Science Engineering
OR 5.60 Thermodynamics and Kinetics

18.03 Differential Equations
OR 18.06 Linear Algebra

5.12 Organic Chemistry
7.05 Biochemistry

Concentration: Atmosphere, Oceans & Climate

CHOOSE ONE

[ 12 UNITS ]

12.301 Climate Science
12.318 Introduction to Atmospheric Data and Large Scale Dynamics

 

Choose FOUR

[ 48 UNITS ]

One substitution allowed if approved by advisor.

12.009 Nonlinear Dynamics: The Natural Environment
12.086 Modeling Environmental Complexity
12.174 Biogeochemistry of Natural and Perturbed Systems
12.300J Global Change Science
12.306 Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry
12.315 Atmospheric Radiation and Convection
12.320J Introduction to Hydrology and Water Resources
12.336J/1.085J Air Pollution
12.338 Aerosol and Cloud Microphysics and Chemistry
12.349 Mechanisms and Models of the Global Carbon Cycle
12.377 History of Earth’s Climate
12.390 Fluid Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Ocean
12.422 Planetary Atmospheres

 

Supporting Subjects:
CHOOSE THREE

[ 36-39 UNITS ]

Recommended for this concentration


5.60 Thermodynamics and Kinetics
8.03 Physics III
18.03 Differential Equations

Concentration: Planetary Science & Astronomy

REQUIRED

[ 12 UNITS ]

12.420 Physics and Chemistry of the Solar System

 

Choose FOUR

[ 48 UNITS ]

One substitution allowed if approved by advisor.

12.006J Nonlinear Dynamics: Chaos
12.008 Classical Mechanics: A Computational Approach
12.104 Geochemistry of the Earth and Planets
12.108 Structure of Earth Materials
12.109 Petrology
12.177 Astrobiology, Origins and Early Evolution of Life
12.422 Planetary Atmospheres
12.425J Extrasolar Planets: Physics and Detection Techniques
12.43J Space Systems Engineering

 

Supporting Subjects:
CHOOSE THREE

[ 36-39 UNITS ]

Recommended for this concentration


8.03 Physics III
18.03 Differential Equations

Concentration: Environmental Systems

Choose FIVE

[ 60-63 UNITS ]

One substitution allowed if approved by advisor.

12.009 Nonlinear Dynamics: The Natural Environment
12.021 Earth Science, Energy and Environment
12.031A & B Fundamentals of Ecology I; Fundamentals of Ecology II
12.086 Modeling Environmental Complexity
12.110A & B Sedimentary Environments; Sedimentology in the Field
12.119 Analytical Techniques for Studying Environmental and Geological Samples
12.158 Molecular Biogeochemistry
12.163 Geomorphology
12.174 Biogeochemistry of Natural and Perturbed systems
12.177 Astrobiology, Origins and Early Evolution of Life
12.301 Climate Science
12.346 Global Environmental Negotiations
12.348 Global Climate Change: Economics, Science, and Policy
12.349 Mechanisms and Models of the Global Carbon Cycle
12.377 History of Earth’s Climate
12.385 Science, Politics and Environmental Policy

 

Supporting Subjects:
CHOOSE THREE

[ 36-39 UNITS ]

Recommended for this concentration


5.12 Organic Chemistry
6.802 Foundations of Computational and Systems Biology
8.03 Physics III

18.03 Differential Equations
OR 18.06 Linear Algebra

Supporting Subjects / Restricted Electives

CHOOSE THREE

[ 36-39 UNITS ]

1.060A Fluid Mechanics I

1.061A Transport Processes in the Environment I
AND 1.106 Environmental Fluid Transport Processes and Hydrology Laboratory

1.080A Environmental Chemistry I
AND 1.107 Environmental Chemistry & Biology Laboratory

2.001 Mechanics and Materials I
2.016 Hydrodynamics

3.012 Fundatmentals of Materials Science and Engineering
OR 5.60 Thermodynamics and Kinetics

5.12 Organic Chemistry
6.00 Introduction to Computer Science and Programing
6.01 Introducation to EECS via Robot Sensing, Software and Control
6.802 Foundations of Computational and Systems Biology
7.05 Biochemistry
8.03 Physics III
8.04 Quantum Physics
8.044 Statistical Physics
8.07 Electromagnetism II
8.09 Classical Mechanics II
12.010 Computational Methods of Scientific Programing
12.012 Matlab, Statistics, Regression, Signal Processing
14.01 Principles of Microeconomics
15.010 Economic Analysis for Business Decisions
18.03 Differential Equations
18.05 Introduction ot Probablilty and Statistics
18.06 Linear Algebra
18.300 Principles of Continuum Applied Mathematics