Geology Academic Plan

Bachelor of Science Degree. Geology.

Visit the Geology Department page to learn more about this program.

  Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Freshman
Year

ENGL 100 Academic Read. and Writing (CW) - 3
General Education Class (SB or HF) - 3
GEOL 101 Introduction to Geology (S) - 3
GEOL 102 Introduction to Geology Lab - 1
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I - 5
Total semester credits - 15

General Education Class (SB or HF) - 3
GEOL 150 Historical Geology - 4
MATH 147 College Algebra and Trig  - 3
or MATH 149 Precalculus - 3
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II - 5
Total semester credits - 15

Sophomore
Year

ENGL 200 Reading, Writing and the Disciplines (CA) - 3
General Education Class (SB or HF) - 3
P ED 108 Health and Fitness for Life (HW) - 1
GEOL 230 Mineralogy - 4
MATH 166 Calculus - 4
Total semester credits - 15

BIOL 150 Introduction to Biology (SL) - 3
General Education Class (SB or HF) - 3
GEOL 231 Petrology - 4
GEOL 327 Geomorphology and Glacial Geol. - 4
GEOL 285 Sophomore Seminar in Geology - 1
Total semester credits - 15

Junior
Year

Communication Class (CS) - 3
GEOL 269 Environmental Geology (EC) - 3
GEOL 326 Structural Geology - 4
or GEOL 362 Stratigraphy and Sedimentology - 4
PHYS 151 Algebra Based Physics I - 4
PHYS 156 Algebra Based Physics Lab I - 1
Total semester credits - 15

GEOL 445 Hydrogeology - 3
PHYS 152 Algebra Based Physics II - 4
PHYS 157 Algebra Based Physics Lab II - 1
GEOL 3XX Regional Field Trip - 1
Directed Elective - 3
Directed Elective - 3
Total semester credits - 15

Senior
Year

Health and Wellness Activity (HW) - 0.5
GEOL 450 Paleontology - 4
GEOL 326 Structural Geology - 4
or 362 Stratigraphy and Sedimentology - 4
GEOL 485 Senior Research Project - 1
Directed Elective - 3
Directed Elective - 3
Total semester credits - 15.5

Diversity Class (D) - 3
Health and Wellness Activity (HW) - 0.5
Multidisciplinary Inquiry (MD) (G) - 3
GEOL 441 Geophysics - 4
Directed Elective - 4
Total semester credits - 14.5

Summary of Degree Requirements

General Ed. and University Classes - 41 cr.
Major Requirements - 39 cr.
Required Supporting Courses - 24 cr.
Directed Electives - 16 cr.
Credits to Degree - 120 cr.

 
 


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