2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Geology, BS

Requirements

The program of study requires a minimum of 33 hours, on a 126-hour degree, consisting of:

Core Requirements

GEOL 10113Understanding the Earth

3

GEOL 30213Mineralogy

3

GEOL 30223Petrology

3

GEOL 30243Sedimentology

3

GEOL 30423Structural Geology

3

GEOL 30573Stratigraphy

3

GEOL 40313Invertebrate Paleontology

3

GEOL 40516Summer Field Course in Geology

6

6 hours of approved elective courses

6

Associated Requirements: 38-39 Hours

ENSC 10143Contemporary Environmental Issues

3

MATH 10524Calculus I

4

 

PHYS 10154General Physics I with Laboratory

4

PHYS 10164General Physics II with Laboratory

4

OR

PHYS 20474Physics I with Laboratory: Mechanics

4

PHYS 20484Physics II with Laboratory: Electromagnetism and Optics

4

 

CHEM 10113General Chemistry I

3

CHEM 10123General Chemistry II

3

CHEM 10122General Chemistry II Laboratory

2

 

MATH 20524Calculus II

4

OR

MATH 10043Elementary Statistics

3

OR

INSC 20153Statistical Analysis

3

Electives: 12 hours of science electives, selected with regard to the interest of the student.

Students planning to pursue technical jobs or qualify for graduate work in geology are strongly advised to satisfy the requirements for the BS degree. Some geology courses required for the BS degree require off-road field trips, particularly GEOL 40516, which requires a high degree of physical fitness and mobility.

Students planning to attend graduate school are strongly advised to take MATH 20524.