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Geology Majors Overview

Overview of Our Majors Effective Fall 2014

 

  • The standard B.S. in Geology (Ref # 577) 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 March 9, 2016   Click here for the list of Geology Programs

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

Geology Extended B.S. (ref# 577)

Earth Science (ref# 676)

Required Courses Core Geology Courses (27 hrs)

GEOL/GEOG 103 (3 hrs) Our Dynamic Planet OR GEOL 111 The Earth (3 hrs)

GEOL 113 The Earth Laboratory (1 hr)

GEOG 103 Our Dynamic Planet  (3 hrs) OR

GEOL 111 The Earth(3 hrs)

GEOL 113 The Earth Laboratory (1 hr)

GEOL 112 Earth History (3 hrs)

GEOL 114 Earth History Laboratory (1 hr)

GEOL 112 Earth History (3 hrs)

GEOL 114 Earth History Laboratory (1 hr)

GEOL 330 Mineralogy (4 hrs) GEOL/GEOG 310 Global Hydrology (3 hrs)
GEOL 350 Petrology (4 hrs) GEOL 311 General Oceanography (3 hrs)
GEOL 360 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (4 hrs) GEOL 325 Introduction to Minerals and Crystalline Rocks (3 hrs)
GEOL 408 Structural Geology (4 hrs) GEOL 360 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (4 hrs)
  CHEM 105 Fundamentals of General Chemistry (3 hrs)
GISC 316 Fundamentals of GIS (4 hrs)  
GISC 317 GIS (4 hrs)  Elective Courses (6 hrs)
GEOL 380 Introduction to Field Techniques (3 hrs) and GEOG 452 Geoscience Field Experiences (3 hrs) OR GEOG 452 (6 hrs) OR GISC 417 GIS Analysis and Modeling (3 hrs) and GISC 419 GIS Programming (3 hrs)
GEOG 300 Writing in the Geosciences (3 hrs)
 GEOL 499 Professional Preparation in Geology (2 hrs) GEOL 408 Structural Geology (4 hrs)
Elective Courses (9 - 6 hrs)
GEOL 499 Professional Preparation in Geology (2 hrs)
9 or 6 hours of elective courses selected from any GEOL 2xx - 4xx courses, such as: 270, 310, 311, 315, 325, 330, 350, 405, 415, 420, 430, 432, 440, 465, 470, 475, and from GEOG 310, 391, 417, 419, and from BIOL 122/123

6 hours of elective courses selected from following GEOL 2xx - 4xx courses: 270, 315, 330, 380, 399, 405, 415, 420, 440, 465, 470, 475, 485, and from GEOG 226, 280, 391, 420, 452, METR 121 and GISC 317

   
Requirements outside Geology (13 hrs) Requirements outside Geology (18 hrs)
MATH 136 Calculus I (4 hrs)  GISC 316 Fundamental of GIS (4 hrs)
CHEM 120 College Chemistry I (3 hrs)  MATH 117 Trigonometry (3 hrs)
CHEM 121 College Chemistry I Lab (2 hrs) CHEM 106 Fundamentals of General Chemistry Lab (1 hr)
 PHYS 180-181 Introduction to Modern Physics+Lab OR PHYS 201 (4 hrs)  BIOL 122/123 OR PHYS 201 OR PHYS 180-181 (4hrs)
   
Remarks: Remarks:

Graduate with Honors in Geology

To graduate with GEOLOGY HONORS, take an additional 12 hours of GEOL courses beyond the minimum required for the major and maintain a GPA of 3.25 or higher

A minor is required
no minor required  

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