Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Earth Sciences, from 2019

From 2019 you’ll have more options available to you within an Earth Sciences major.

Your BSc programme will consist of a number of courses worth 15 points each, totalling 360 points. From 2019 you can choose to keep your Earth Sciences major general, or you can follow either the Climate pathway, the Earth Surface Processes pathway, or the Geology pathway, as a way to focus your studies further. You can also choose to do a double major, which means you can study two Science subjects at the same time.

For your general Earth Sciences major you must complete the following courses plus the Earth Sciences capstone course, EARTHSCI 399, in your final year of study. In the capstone course you’ll carry out research or practice in Earth Sciences using the skills and knowledge you’ve gained throughout your studies.  

*subject to approval.

Earth Sciences pathways, from 2019

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.  

Help and advice

For further information and advice, please contact the Science Student Centre.

Science Student Centre
Level G, Room G 20
(beside the entrance to the Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre)
Building 301
23 Symonds Street
Auckland 1010

Phone: +64 9 923 7020
Email: scifac@auckland.ac.nz
Web: www.env.auckland.ac.nz