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B.S in Geology

In Effect Fall 2019

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Freshman Year
Fall Semester Hours
ENGL 1100 English Comp I 3
GEOL 1100 Dynamic Earth 4
CHEM 1030 Fundamentals of Chem I 3
CHEM 1031 Chem Lab 1
Core History I 3
14
Spring Semester Hours
ENGL 1120 English Comp II 3
GEOL 1110 Earth & Life -- Time 4
CHEM 1040 Fundamentals of Chem II 3
CHEM 1041 Chem Lab 1
Core History II 3
14
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester Hours
BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology 3
BIOL 1021 Principles of Biolgoy Lab 1
GEOL 2010 Min & Opt Cryst 5
MATH 1610 Calculus I 4
GEOL 2000 Prof. Development 1
14
Spring Semester Hours
BIOL 1030 Organismal Biology 3
BIOL 1031 Organismal Biology Lab 1
GEOL 2050 Ign & Met Petrol 4
MATH 1620 Calculus II 4
Free Elective 4
16
Junior Year
Fall Semester Hours
PHYS 1500 Physics I 4
GEOL 3200 Intro to Paleobiology 3
TECHNICAL ELECTIVE1 3
GEOL Elective1 3
CORE FINE ARTS 3
16
Spring Semester Hours
PHYS 1510 Physics II 4
GEOL 3400 Structural Geology 4
CORE SOCIAL SCIENCE2 3
GEOL Elective1 3
14
Summer Semester Hours
GEOL 3650 Field Camp 6
0
Senior Year
Fall Semester Hours
GEOL 4010 Sed. Petrol 3
GEOL Elective1 3
GEOG 5830 GIS 4
CORE HUMANITIES 3
CORE LITERATURE I 3
16
Spring Semester Hours
GEOL 4110 Stratigraphy 3
GEOL Elective1 3
GEOL 4740 Senior Seminar 2
CORE SOCIAL SCIENCE 3
CORE LITERATURE II 3
14
Total Hours: 124

Long range schedules for COSAM courses are online at http://aub.ie/cosamlrs 
Courses in BOLD will be used to calculate GPA in major.
Options for courses labeled CORE are in the Auburn University Bulletin (www.auburn.edu/bulletin) under Core Curriculum.

1 Approved Technical and Geology electives are listed below.

2 GEOG 1010 Global Geography is suggested for majors (as one of their Core Social Science requirements).

Geology Electives: 12 hours required. Geology electives may be selected from the following groups of courses with NO MORE THAN 3 hours coming from the unspecified group (4930 and 4980).

GEOL Electives:

GEOL 3020 (3) Lunar and Planetary Geography
GEOL 4210 (3) Economic Geology
GEOL 4260 (3) Geochemistry
GEOL 5060 (4) Introduction to Micropaleontology
GEOL 5100 (3) Hydrogeology
GEOL 5220 (3) Geomorphology (also cross-listed as GEOG 5220)
GEOL 5300 (3) Basin Analysis
GEOL 5440 (3) Electron Microprobe Analysis
GEOL 5500 (3) Petroleum Geology
GEOL 5600 (4) Applied Geophysics
GEOL 5840 (3) Climate Change and Society

No more than 3 hours total can count towards your 12 hours of GEOL electives from the following:
GEOL 4930 (1-2) Unspecified Directed Study (no more than 2 hours)
GEOL 4980 (1-2) Unspecified Research Methods (no more than 2 hours)

Technical Electives: The following courses are approved. Other courses may be permitted with prior
approval of the GEOL academic advisor. Students must meet with their Geology academic advisor and have
technical electives approved in advance. An approval form must be on file in the Dean’s office in order to
be cleared for graduation.

AERO 3040, 5320
AGRN 3040, 3100, 5000, 5080, 5150, 5300
ANTH any 2000+ course
BIOL 2015, 2415, 2420, 2425, 3030, 3060, 3075, 3200, 4010, 4020
CIVL 2010, 3210, 3310, 3120, 4210, 4310, 5330, 5340
CHEM 2070, 3050, 3200, any 3000-5000 course
COMP 2200, 2210, any 2000-3000 course
GEOG any 3000-5000 course
MATH any 2000-5000 course
MECH any 3000-5000 course
PHYS any 2000-5000 course
STAT any 2000-5000 course



Last Updated: 08/14/2019