Earth and Planetary Sciences Degree Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.


Courses Units
Earth and planetary sciences (300-level) 6
Mathematics, physics, chemistry, or engineering (300- or 400-level; differential equations) 2
Earth and planetary sciences , other sciences, or engineering, including independent study (may include CHEM 342-1 Thermodynamics) 8
Total required units: 16

Other PhD Degree Requirements

  • Examinations: qualifying examination for admission to candidacy, ordinarily taken during second year (when students usually select dissertation topic and research supervisor)
  • Research/Projects: none specified
  • PhD Dissertation: original, independent research
  • Final Evaluations: examination dealing primarily with dissertation