Bachelor of Science (BSc), majoring in Earth Sciences, for students enrolled prior to 2019

Single or first major must include:

  • 30 points from:
    • GEOG 101 Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
    • EARTHSCI 103 Dynamic Earth
  • At least 15 points from:
    • MATHS 108 General Mathematics 1
    • MATHS 110 Mathematics for Science
    • MATHS 150 Advancing Mathematics 1
    • MATHS 162 Computational Mathematics
    • STATS 101 Introduction to Statistics
    • STATS 108 Statistics for Commerce
    • EARTHSCI 263 Tools and Techniques for the Earth Sciences
  • At least 15 points from:
    • BIOSCI 101 Essential Biology: From Genomes to Organisms
    • BIOSCI 102 Plants, Microbes and Society
    • BIOSCI 104 New Zealand Ecology and Conservation
    • BIOSCI 106 Foundations of Biochemistry
    • CHEM 110 Chemistry of the Living World
    • CHEM 120 Chemistry of the Material World
    • GEOG 210 Introduction to GIS and Spatial Thinking
    • MATHS 108 General Mathematics 1
    • MATHS 110 Mathematics for Science
    • MATHS 150 Advancing Mathematics 1
    • MATHS 162 Computational Mathematics
    • STATS 101 Introduction to Statistics
    • STATS 108 Statistics for Commerce
    • PHYSICS 120 Advancing Physics 1
    • PHYSICS 121 Advancing Physics 2
    • PHYSICS 160 Physics for the Life Sciences
  • At least 15 points from:
    • EARTHSCI 201 Field Skills and Methods in Earth Sciences
    • EARTHSCI 260 Field Studies in Earth Surface Processes
  • At least 45 points from:
    • EARTHSCI 201 Field Skills and Methods in Earth Sciences
    • EARTHSCI 202 Evolution of Earth and Life
    • EARTHSCI 203 Rock Genesis
    • EARTHSCI 204 Earth Structure
    • EARTHSCI 260 Field Studies in Earth Surface Processes
    • EARTHSCI 261 Climate, Hydrology and Biogeography
    • EARTHSCI 262 Geomorphology
    • EARTHSCI 263 Tools and Techniques for the Earth Sciences
  • At least 15 points from:
    • EARTHSCI 301 Advanced Field Geological Skills and Methods
    • EARTHSCI 330 Research Methods in Physical Geography
  • At least 45 points from:
    • EARTHSCI 303 Sedimentary Paleoenvironments
    • EARTHSCI 304 Geochemistry and Petrology
    • EARTHSCI 305 Tectonics and Geodynamics
    • EARTHSCI 361 Exploration Geophysics
    • GEOG 331 Fluvial Geomorphology
    • GEOG 332 Climate and Environment
    • GEOG 351 Coastal and Marine Studies

Second major must include:

  • 30 points from:
    • GEOG 101 Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
    • EARTHSCI 103 Dynamic Earth
  • At least 15 points from:
    • MATHS 108 General Mathematics 1
    • MATHS 110 Mathematics for Science
    • MATHS 150 Advancing Mathematics 1
    • MATHS 162 Computational Mathematics
    • STATS 101 Introduction to Statistics
    • STATS 108 Statistics for Commerce
    • EARTHSCI 263 Tools and Techniques for the Earth Sciences
  • At least 15 points from:
    • BIOSCI 101 Essential Biology: From Genomes to Organisms
    • BIOSCI 102 Plants, Microbes and Society
    • BIOSCI 104 New Zealand Ecology and Conservation
    • BIOSCI 106 Foundations of Biochemistry
    • CHEM 110 Chemistry of the Living World
    • CHEM 120 Chemistry of the Material World
    • GEOG 210 Introduction to GIS and Spatial Thinking
    • MATHS 108 General Mathematics 1
    • MATHS 110 Mathematics for Science
    • MATHS 150 Advancing Mathematics 1
    • MATHS 162 Computational Mathematics
    • STATS 101 Introduction to Statistics
    • STATS 108 Statistics for Commerce
    • PHYSICS 120 Advancing Physics 1
    • PHYSICS 121 Advancing Physics 2
    • PHYSICS 160 Physics for the Life Sciences
  • At least 15 points from:
    • EARTHSCI 201 Field Skills and Methods in Earth Sciences
    • EARTHSCI 260 Field Studies in Earth Surface Processes
  • At least 45 points from:
    • EARTHSCI 201 Field Skills and Methods in Earth Sciences
    • EARTHSCI 202 Evolution of Earth and Life
    • EARTHSCI 203 Rock Genesis
    • EARTHSCI 204 Earth Structure
    • EARTHSCI 260 Field Studies in Earth Surface Processes
    • EARTHSCI 261 Climate, Hydrology and Biogeography
    • EARTHSCI 262 Geomorphology
    • EARTHSCI 263 Tools and Techniques for the Earth Sciences
  • At least 15 points from:
    • EARTHSCI 301 Advanced Field Geological Skills and Methods
    • EARTHSCI 330 Research Methods in Physical Geography
  • At least 45 points from:
    • EARTHSCI 303 Sedimentary Paleoenvironments
    • EARTHSCI 304 Geochemistry and Petrology
    • EARTHSCI 305 Tectonics and Geodynamics
    • EARTHSCI 361 Exploration Geophysics
    • GEOG 331 Fluvial Geomorphology
    • GEOG 332 Climate and Environment
    • GEOG 351 Coastal and Marine Studies

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.

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