Earth Systems Sustainability

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT:

The University of North Alabama is dedicated to making the transfer process as simple as possible. As required by Alabama State Law, UNA will take your course work as outlined in the appropriate STARS Transfer Guide and enable you to graduate with the same number of hours as native UNA students in the same degree program (assuming you do not change majors). Together, the Transfer Guide and the UNA Area V Page, if used correctly, will guide you through your first two years of course work and prevent the loss of credit hours upon transfer. If you have obtained a Transfer Guide for a major in Earth Systems Sustainability, be sure to print this page and use it along with the Guide. Upon transfer, please bring these documents to insure a smooth academic transition.

SPECIAL NOTES:

  • This document is not designed to replace or override Areas I-IV of the official STARS Transfer Guide. It simply provides a list of recommended course options for students who are seriously considering a transfer to UNA.
  • If you are transferring to UNA from an institution outside the Alabama Community College System, please contact the UNA Office of Admissions for the most up-to-date transfer information.

Maximum total number of electives/pre‐professional hours:  24

 

Hours specified by the Approved STARS Area V Guide: 12  (see the approved transfer guide  at http://stars.troy.edu/get_the_guide_step_1.html ) 

Remaining 12 hours should be selected from/include the following:

Area V: Additional Requirements

Select each of the following (in not completed in Areas I-IV):
UNA Course Community College Course Equivalent Course Hours
BI 111 BIO 103 4
BI 112 BIO 104 4
CH 111 CHM 111 4
CH 112 CHM 112 4
EC 251 ECO 231 3
EC 252 ECO 232 3
ES 131 PHS 111 4
GE 225 GEO 225 3
PH 241 PHY 213 3
PH 242 PHY 214 3
Approved Electives Varies (Contact UNA)

Additional Notes:
All Natural Science courses must include the corresponding Laboratory when required.

For the Earth Systems Sustainability major, students may choose between the Chemistry or Physics sequence of courses listed above.

For the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, the student must complete 6 semester hours of a required foreign language at the intermediate level (201, 202). In connection with this, up to 6 semester hours of foreign language at the intermediate level may be counted towards the required elective hours in Area V.


Questions about UNA degree programs in Physics should be directed to:

Dr. D. Brian Thompson
Professor and Chair, Department of Physics and Earth Science
(256) 765-4881
dbthompson@una.edu
286 Science and Engineering Technology Building
UNA Box 5112
Florence, AL 35632-0001

UNA Department of Physics and Earth Science

Please print this document and attach it to the University of North Alabama Articulation Guide. 
Together, this document and the articulation guide comprise the articulation 
agreement for a major in Earth Systems Sustainability at the University of North Alabama. 
Name:____________________________ Date:_________________ 
Thank you for choosing the University of North Alabama!