Geology Degree Requirements

 
 

Geology - Major Degree Requirements

 

Core Courses

44-47 s.h.

 

GEOL 120 Introduction to Geology or
GEOL 115 Science of Natural Disasters or
GEOL 182 Water and the Blue Planet or
GEOL 150 Intro to Forensic Geology

3 s.h.

GEOL 220 Earth History and the Fossil Record

4 s.h.

GEOL 242 Mineralogy

4 s.h.

GEOL 275 Geologic Data and Analysis

4 s.h.

GEOL 282 Introduction to Hydrology

3 s.h.

GEOL 314 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

4 s.h.

GEOL 321 Paleontology

4 s.h.

GEOL 330 Structural Geology

4 s.h.

GEOL 360 Sedimentary Geology

4 s.h.

GEOL 370 Geomorphology

3 s.h.

Selection

 

 

GEOL 227 Global Tectonics or any 300 level course

3-4 s.h.

Capstone: Pick one option

 

Option A

 

 

ESCI 398 Senior Thesis or ESCI 398 and GEOL 343 Field Geology of Plate Boundaries

6 s.h.

Option B

 

 

GEOL 343 Field Geology of Plate Boundaries

3 s.h.

 

GEOL 343 Field Geology of Plate Boundaries (take a second field trip)

3 s.h.

Option C

 

 

Approved Field Camp

4+ s.h.

Related Work

22-24 s.h. 

 

CHEM 111-112 General Chemistry I and II

8 s.h.

MATH 173-174 Calculus I and II

8 s.h.

PHYS 103-104 General Physics I and II (non-Calculus) or PHYS 203-204 General Physics I and II (Calculus-based)

6-8 s.h.

 
Total for Major:
66-71 s.h.

 


 

Geology - Minor Degree Requirements

Basic Requirements:

10 s.h.

 

GEOL 120 Introduction to Geology or
GEOL 115 Science of Natural Disasters or GEOL 182 Water and the Blue Planet or GEOL 150 Intro to Forensic Geology

3 s.h.

GEOL 220 Earth History and the Fossil Record

4 s.h.

GEOL 227 Global Tectonics

3 s.h.

Electives:

9-16 s.h.

 

Select 3-4 additional GEOL
courses at the 200– or 300-level.
Two courses must be at the 300
level.

Total for Minor: 19-26 s.h.

No form or signature is necessary to begin, and no advisor has to be assigned; however, we would like to know of your intention once you decide to do a minor. For further information and advisement for the minor, come to the Earth Sciences Department Office, Sci. I, room 209.

NOTE:
College rules pertaining to curriculum majors also apply to curriculum minors (overall GP A of at least 2.00 maintained in minor; no Pass/Fail Option grading in courses applied toward minor; residence requirement; etc.)