Climate System Science and Engineering (Course 1-12)

Climate System Science and Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Climate System Science and Engineering

General Institute Requirements (GIRs)

The General Institute Requirements include a Communication Requirement that is integrated into both the HASS Requirement and the requirements of each major; see details below.

Summary of Subject Requirements Subjects
Science Requirement 6
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement; at least two of these subjects must be designated as communication-intensive (CI-H) to fulfill the Communication Requirement. 8
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement [can be satisfied with 18.03 and 12.003 in the departmental program] 2
Laboratory Requirement (12 units) [Laboratory Requirement (12 units) [can be satisfied with 1.108 in the Departmental Program]] 1
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17
Physical Education Requirement
Swimming requirement, plus four physical education courses for eight points.

Departmental Program

Choose at least two subjects in the major that are designated as communication-intensive (CI-M) to fulfill the Communication Requirement.

Foundational Analytical and Computational RequirementsUnits
Probability: Concepts and Applications
and Causal Inference for Data Analysis
or 6.3700 Introduction to Probability
1.073Introduction to Environmental Data Analysis6
or 1.074 Multivariate Data Analysis
6.100AIntroduction to Computer Science Programming in Python6
or 6.100L Introduction to Computer Science and Programming
6.100BIntroduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science6
or CSE.C20[J] Introduction to Computational Science and Engineering
18.03Differential Equations12
Core Climate Requirements
Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics
12.003Introduction to Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Dynamics12
Computational Methods for Sustainability
1.020Engineering Sustainability: Analysis and Design12
Physics of Low Carbon Energy Systems
1.086Physics of Renewable Energy Systems and Computational Analysis12
Climate Policy (choose one)12
Energy Systems for Climate Change Mitigation
Science, Politics, and Environmental Policy
Global Climate Policy and Sustainability
Environmental Policy and Economics
Urban Energy Systems and Policy
Energy Economics and Policy
Economics of Energy, Innovation, and Sustainability
Global Carbon Cycle & Climate Science (choose one)12
Mechanisms and Models of the Global Carbon Cycle
Carbon Management
Climate Science
Group Design
1.108Climate and Sustainability Lab (CI-M)12
CI-M Lab (choose one)12
Weather and Climate Laboratory (CI-M)
Experimental Atmospheric Chemistry (CI-M)
Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering Design I
and Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering Design II (CI-M)
Environmental Fluid Transport Processes and Hydrology Laboratory
and Environmental Chemistry Laboratory (CI-M)
Restricted Electives
Select at least 42 units from the list below.42
Units in Major168
Unrestricted Electives48
Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs(36)
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree180

The units for any subject that counts as one of the 17 GIR subjects cannot also be counted as units required beyond the GIRs.

Restricted Electives

Humanities, Social Science, and Economics
Methods of Policy Analysis
Environmental Justice: Law and Policy
Urban Energy Systems and Policy
Global Climate Policy and Sustainability
Science, Politics, and Environmental Policy
Environmental Policy and Economics
Energy Economics and Policy
Making Public Policy
Sustainability: Political Economy, Science, and Policy
Science, Technology, and Public Policy
Environmental Law, Policy, and Economics: Pollution Prevention and Control
Global Environmental Negotiations
People and the Planet: Environmental Governance and Science
Ethics for Engineers
Good Food: The Ethics and Politics of Food
Being, Thinking, Doing (or Not): Ethics in Your Life
The Ethics of Climate Change
Climate in the Humanities
The Ancient Andean World
Ancient Mesoamerican Civilization
The Once and Future City
The Art and Science of Negotiation
Environment and History
Food, Culture, and Politics
The Anthropology of Biology
Planetary Change and Human Health
Gender, Race, and Environmental Justice
Environmental Struggles
Nature and Environment in China
US Environmental Governance: from National Parks to the Green New Deal
Technology and the Global Economy, 1000-2000
The Wilds of Literature
Writing and Rhetoric: Food for Thought
Science Writing and New Media: Writing and the Environment
Writing about Nature and Environmental Issues
Social Problems of Nuclear Energy
Transmedia Art, Extraction, and Environmental Justice
Reading Climate Through Media
D-Lab: Development
Science Activism: Gender, Race, and Power
Science Communication: A Practical Guide
Foundational Science
Earth Science
Fundamentals of Ecology
Environmental Chemistry
Earth's Microbiomes
Introduction to Geology
Introduction to Geophysics and Planetary Science
Geobiology: History of Life on Earth
Nonlinear Dynamics: The Natural Environment
Climate and Atmospheric Chemistry
Global Change Science
Air Pollution and Atmospheric Chemistry
Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry
The History of Earth's Climate
Modeling & Computation
Modeling Environmental Complexity
Modeling Urban Energy Flows for Sustainable Cities and Neighborhoods
Modeling with Machine Learning: from Algorithms to Applications
Machine Learning for Sustainable Systems
System Dynamics: Tools for Solving Complex Problems
Introduction to EECS via Communication Networks
Introduction to EECS via Interconnected Embedded Systems
Introduction to EECS via Robotics
Mathematics for Computer Science
Computation Structures
Introduction to Probability
Introduction to Inference
Artificial Intelligence
Principles of Discrete Applied Mathematics
Principles of Discrete Applied Mathematics
Combinatorial Analysis
Introduction to Algorithms
Fundamentals of Programming
Design and Analysis of Algorithms
Computability and Complexity Theory
Computer Systems Engineering
Statistics, Computation and Applications
Introduction to Machine Learning
Computational Cognitive Science
Computer Graphics
Principles and Practice of Assistive Technology
Large-scale Symbolic Systems
Database Systems
Advances in Computer Vision
Digital and Computational Photography
Quantitative Methods for Natural Language Processing
Computational Biology: Genomes, Networks, Evolution
Computational Systems Biology: Deep Learning in the Life Sciences
Theory of Computation
Design and Analysis of Algorithms
Software Construction
Software Design
Software Performance Engineering
Computer Language Engineering
Constructive Computer Architecture
Robotics: Science and Systems
Interactive Music Systems
Multicore Programming
Climate Mitigation and Adaptation
Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy
Fundamentals of Advanced Energy Conversion
Applications of Energy in Global Development
Materials for Energy and Sustainability
Materials Science and Engineering of Clean Energy
Continuous Flow Chemistry: Sustainable Conversion of Reclaimed Vegetable Oil into Biodiesel
Chemistry of Renewable Energy
Physics of Energy
A Philosophical History of Energy
Foundational Analyses of Problems in Energy and the Environment
Earth Science, Energy, and the Environment
Economics of Energy, Innovation, and Sustainability
Introduction to Sustainable Energy
Introduction to Energy in Global Development
Energy Systems for Climate Change Mitigation
Experiential Sustainability
Tools for Sustainable Design
Senior Civil and Environmental Engineering Design
Infrastructure Design for Climate Change
Design: The History of Making Things
Design of Sustainable Polymer Systems
Nuclear Systems Design Project
Climate and Sustainability Undergraduate Advanced Research
D-Lab Schools: Building Technology Laboratory
D-Lab: Design
Water & Hydrology
Transport Processes in the Environment
or 1.061A
Transport Processes in the Environment I
Introduction to Hydrology and Water Resources
Introduction to Hydrology Modeling
Geochemistry of Natural Waters
Elements of Modern Oceanography
Fluid Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Ocean
D-Lab: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
D-Lab: Water, Climate Change, and Health
Structures & Materials
Mechanics of Materials
Industrial Ecology of Materials
Materials in Human Experience
Sustainable Chemical Metallurgy
Disaster Resilient Design
Environmental Technologies in Buildings
Big Plans and Mega-Urban Landscapes
Transportation & Supply Chain
Decarbonizing Urban Mobility
Behavioral Science, AI, and Urban Mobility
D-Lab: Supply Chains
Business & Innovation
Startup Sustainable Tech