Bachelor of Science in Geology

This curriculum provides a background in the geosciences and opportunity to specialize in an area of interest (i.e., environmental geology, paleontology) through elective major or related courses. It is designed for those interested in preparation for graduate studies or employment in the field of geology. Click here to see the courses in geology.

Curriculum in Geology (GEOL)
FRESHMAN YEAR
FALL Hours SPRING Hours
GEOL 1100 Dynamic Earth 4 GEOL 1110 Earth & Life Through Time 4
ENGL 1100 English Composition I 3 ENGL 1120 English Composition I 3
CHEM 1030 Fundamentals of Chemistry I 3 CHEM 1040 Fundamentals of Chemistry II 3
CHEM 1031 Chemistry Lab I 1 CHEM 1041 Chemistry Lab II 1
Core History I 3 Core History II 3
14 14
SOPHOMORE YEAR
FALL Hours SPRING Hours
GEOL 2010 Mineralogy & Opt Crystal 5 GEOL 2010 Ign & Met Petrology 4
BIOL 1020/1021 Principles of Biology 4 BIOL 1030/1031 Organismal Biology 4
MATH 1610 Calculus I 4 MATH 1620 Calculus II 4
Core Literature I 3 Electives 4
16 16
JUNIOR YEAR
FALL Hours SPRING Hours
GEOL 3200 Principles of Paleontology 3 GEOL 3400 Structural Geology 4
PHYS 1500 Physics I 4 PHYS 1510 Physics II 4
GEOL Elective 3 GEOL Elective1 3
Technical Elective1 3 Core Social Science I 3
Core Fine Arts 3
16 14
SUMMER TERM
GEOL 3650 Field Camp 6
SENIOR YEAR
FALL Hours SPRING Hours
GEOL 4010 Sedimentary Petrology 3 GEOL 4110 Stratigraphy 3
GEOL Elective1 3 GEOL 4740 Senior Seminar 3
GEOG 5830 GIS 4 GEOL Elective1 3
Core Humanities 3 Core Literature II 3
Core Social Science II 3
UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation2 0
13 15
TOTAL HOURS - 124

 

1 Geology and Technical Electives
2 This course must be taken the semester of graduation

EFFECTIVE FALL 2014

Last updated: 11/20/2014