Geology (Sciences and Letters)
For the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences
Major in Geology (Sciences and Letters)
Minimum required course work normally equates to 47-52 hours including at least 26 hours in Geology.
General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.
Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the major must be taken on this campus.
Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours
Departmental distinction: Students who maintain grade point averages of at least 3.5 in all geology courses and 3.0 in all other science and mathematics courses and who complete an acceptable senior thesis, including at least four hours of credit in GEOL 492 or GEOL 493, are recommended for graduation with distinction.
|GEOL 107||Physical Geology 1||4|
|GEOL 208||History of the Earth System||4|
|CHEM 102||General Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 103||General Chemistry Lab I||1|
|Select one of the following MATH courses: 2||4-5|
or MATH 221
|Calculus for Business I|
|Additional requirements beyond the core requirements:|
|CHEM 104||General Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 105||General Chemistry Lab II||1|
|PHYS 101||College Physics: Mech & Heat||4-5|
|or PHYS 211||University Physics: Mechanics|
|GEOL 411||Structural Geol and Tectonics||4|
|GEOL 417||Geol Field Methods, Western US 3||6|
|GEOL 432||Mineralogy and Mineral Optics||4|
|GEOL 436||Petrology and Petrography||4|
|GEOL 440||Sedimentology and Stratigraphy||4|
|Three to four hours of advanced Geology or cognate science elective||3-4|
Students who decide to follow the curriculum after first taking GEOL 100 or GEOL 103 should enroll in GEOL 208. GEOL 100 or GEOL 103 will be accepted as a substitute for GEOL 107, but students should be aware that these courses are not intended for science majors.
GEOL 417 is a summer field course taught off campus.