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Geology Majors Overview

Overview of Our Majors Effective Fall 2014

 

  • The standard B.S. in Geology is a 120 hour program.  Most students take this option.

  • But, do you want more than just the standard?  Go for the Geology with Honors degree!  It is still a 120 hour program, but requires you to be your best! Maintain a GPA of 3.25 or greater and take 12 more geology elective hours.

 

 

last modified May 13, 2014   Click here if you first enrolled pre Fall 2014

For an example 4-year Geology program, see the Paths page and download the PDF template.

Geology B.S. (ref# 577)
Geology B.A. (ref# 676)
   
Introductory Geology Courses (8 hrs) Introductory Geology Courses (8 hrs)
GEOL 103 or 111, and 113   GEOL 111 and 113
GEOL 112 and 114 GEOL 112 and 114
   
Core Courses (15 hrs) Core Courses (13 hrs)
GEOL 308 GEOL 308
GEOL 330 GEOL 311
GEOL 350 GEOL 325
GEOL 460 GEOL 460
   
Spatial Analysis (8)
Spatial Analysis (4 hrs)
GEOG 316 GEOL 316
GEOG 317  
   
Field or Advanced Spatial Analysis (6 hrs min.) Choose one line below: Field (3 hrs)
Geology Field Camp (6 hrs)
GEOL 380
GEOL 380 (3 hrs) and GEOG/GEOL 452 (3 hrs)  
GIS Certificate (12 hrs)  
   
Analytical and Research (4 - 5 hrs)  
GEOL 270 (3) or GEOL 432 (4)  
GEOL 399 (1)  
   
Professional Growth (11 hrs) Professional Growth (8 hrs)
GEOL 499 GEOL 499
9 hours of any approved GEOL 200+ level courses 6 hours of approved Geology 200+ level courses
   
Supportive (13 hrs) Supportive (21 hrs)
Math 136 Math 116
CHEM 120/121 CHEM 105/106
PHYS 180/181 or PHYS 201 PHYS 201
  GEOG 121
   
Remarks: Remarks:

Graduate with honors in Geology

  • 12 more approved elective hrs
  • Maintain a major GPA of 3.2 or above
  • Maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or above
a minor is required
no minor required  

 

Approved Geology Electives:

Any GEOL 200+ courses :: 270, 310, 311, 325, 330, 350, 399, 405, 415, 420, 430, 432, 440, 465, 470, 475

GEOG :: 310, 391, 417, 419, 420

BIOL :: 122, 123



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 Last Modified 11/20/14