Program Guide - 3962 - Bachelor of Advanced Science degree with a Major in Earth Science

Students completing a Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) degree with a Major in Earth Science must complete 192 Units of Credit (UoC) as described in Tables 1 and 2:

Table 1: Program Structure
Major 78 UoC (13 courses) 156 UoC 192 UoC
SCIF1121 (S1) or SCIF1131 (S2) 6 UoC (1 course)
Science Electives 24 UoC (4 courses)
Honours Year 48 UoC
Free Electives 24 UoC (4 courses) 36 UoC
General Education 12 UoC (2 courses)


Table 2: Courses comprising a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Earth Science
Stage 1 SCIF1121 (S1) or SCIF1131 (S2) GEOS1111 (S2) GEOS1211 (S2) MATH1041 (S1 and S2) General Education General Education Free Elective Free Elective
Stage 2 BEES2041 (S1) GEOS2131 (S1) GEOS2181 (S1) GEOS2821 (S1) 6 UoC from Stage 2 electives Science Elective Free Elective Free Elective
Stage 3 GEOS3141 (S1) GEOS3171 (S2) 6 UoC from Stage 3 Electives 6 UoC from Stage 3 Electives 6 UoC from Stage 3 Electives Science Elective Science Elective Science Elective

All students in Advanced Science must complete an Honours year of 48 UoC.

In addition to the courses required for your major, students must also take Science Electives, Free Electives, and General Education courses. Students may use their Science Electives and/or Free Electives to complete a second major or minor. Students completing this major may not complete a minor in Geology.

Table 3: Electives
Stage 2 Electives: Stage 3 Electives: Recommended Electives:
Please Note:
  • Semester offerings are subject to change. Please check the timetable prior to planning for your enrolment.
  • Science Electives are courses taken from within the Faculty of Science, as defined by Table 1 in the Online Handbook.
  • Free Electives may be from Science or from any other Faculty at UNSW.
  • General Education courses cannot be Science courses, and Science students cannot take GENS courses for their General Education.
  • Recommended Electives are not required, but are recommended as complementary courses for this major when choosing electives.
  • Students cannot complete more than 72 UoC of Level 1 courses including any GEN courses and Level 1 courses taken for General Education.

For more information about requirements for majors, minors, dual degrees or double majors, see the Online Handbook.