2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog


Geology is available as a major or minor on both the BA and BS degrees.

Honors College

Geology majors who plan to pursue Departmental Honors must be members of the Honors College and should enroll in GEOL 30003 during their junior year and GEOL 40013 during the fall semester of their senior year.

Pass/No-Credit Option

See the Bachelor's Degree Definitions and Regulations in the Bachelor's Degree section of the University requirements.

Up to (but no more than) 3 hours earned in elective courses that are offered only on a pass/no-credit basis may be applied to meet major or minor requirements within the College of Science & Engineering. Additional hours in such courses may be used as free electives or for majors or minors in other colleges (as permitted by those colleges).

Course Scheduling

Although taught regularly, not all required courses are scheduled every semester. Exceptions to the major requirements or to course prerequisites will not be made because of failure to complete coursework in a timely fashion. In particular, since they serve as prerequisites to many advanced courses, the foundation courses and associated requirements should be completed as early as possible in a student’s academic career.

Geology Student Organizations

Sigma Gamma Epsilon

The department is a sponsor of Sigma Gamma Epsilon, the Honor Society for Research in the Earth Sciences. The department also hosts the TCU Geology Society, a club for any student interested in geology.