Geology Degree Requirements

 
 

Geology - Major Degree Requirements

Core Courses

37 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

4-6 s.h. 

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

 

 

CHEM 111-112 General Chemistry I and II

7-8 s.h.

MATH 173-174 Calculus I and II

7-8 s.h.

PHYS 103-104 General Physics I and II (non-Calculus)

6 s.h.

Geology - Minor Degree Requirements

Basic Requirements:

 

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: 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.)