Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Earth Sciences

Your BSc programme will consist of a number of courses worth 15 points each, totalling 360 points.

For your BSc in Earth Sciences, you must complete the following courses plus a capstone course in your final year of study. Within this you will complete an individual research report as part of a group-based project. For Earth Sciences, we recommend the capstone course EARTHSCI 399.

If you began your degree prior to 2019 we recommend you seek advice to make sure you are taking the correct courses.

Contact: studentinfo@auckland.ac.nz

Doing a double major with Earth Sciences

If you choose to do a double major in your BSc, we recommend the following subjects to complement Earth Sciences: Anthropological Science, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geophysics, Physics and Statistics.

Preparing for your Earth Sciences major

Some students will feel more prepared for our Earth Sciences courses if they have already studied some science subjects in high school.

Find out which school subjects will help you feel prepared by reading our Subject guide for school students.  

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