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.

Within the Earth Sciences major, you may select one of three pathways: Climate, Earth Surfaces Processes, or Geology. These are optional but are useful to select related courses and to follow a more focused programme.

If you began your degree prior to 2019 we recommend you seek advice to make sure you are taking the correct courses. Contact the Science Student Centre at scifac@auckland.ac.nz.

Earth Sciences pathways

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