DEGREE PROGRAMS
SECTION 7
 
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DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY

Stephen J. Culver, Chairperson, 101 Graham Building

BS IN GEOLOGY

Geology majors have the opportunity to specialize in one of three concentration areas: coastal and marine,  environmental, or general geology.  Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

1.
General education (See Section 6, Undergraduate Studies, Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Programs.).
42 s.h.
2.
Core.
GEOL 1500. Dynamic Earth (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SC) and GEOL 1501. Dynamic Earth Laboratory (1) (F,S,SS) (GE: SC); or GEOL 1550 Oceanography (4) (F,S) (GE:SC); or GEOL 1700. Environmental Geology (4) (F,S) (GE:SC)
GEOL 1600. Earth and Life Through Time (4) (F,S) ( GE: SC)
GEOL 3000, 3001. Mineralogy (4,0) (F) (P: A 1000-level GEOL course; P/C: CHEM 1150, 1151)
GEOL 3100, 3101. Petrology (4,0) (S) (P: GEOL 3000, 3001)
GEOL 3300, 3301. Structural Geology (4,0) (F) (P: GEOL 1600)
GEOL 4000. Summer Field Course in Geology (6) (SS) (P: GEOL 3100, 3101, 3300, 3301)
GEOL 4010, 4011. Sedimentology (4,0) (WI) (F) (P: GEOL 1600, 3100, 3101)
GEOL 4020, 4021. Stratigraphy (3,0) (WI) (S) (P: GEOL 1600)
GEOL 4200, 4201. Paleontology (4,0) (4200:WI) (S) (P: GEOL 1600)
37 s.h.
3.
Concentration areas (Choose one.).
Coastal and Marine Geology:
GEOL 1550. Oceanography (4) (F,S) (GE:SC)
GEOL 5300. Geology of Coastal Processes and Environments (3) (F) (P: GEOL 1550, 4010, 4011; or consent of instructor)
GEOL 5350. Marine Geology (3) (F) (P: GEOL 1550, 4010, 4011; or consent of instructor)
Environmental Geology (Choose 9 s.h. from the following.):
GEOL 1700. Environmental Geology (4) (F,S) (GE:SC)
GEOL 5150. The Geologic Component of Environmental Science (3) (S) (P: Introductory GEOL course or consent of instructor)
GEOL 5450. Introduction to Aqueous Geochemistry (3) (S) (P: CHEM 1150, 1151, 1160, 1161)
GEOL 5710, 5711. Ground-Water Hydrology (3,0) (F) (P: GEOL 1500, 1501; or consent of instructor.
General Geology:
Choose 9 s.h. from any combination of GEOL courses
9 s.h.
4.
Cognates.
CHEM 1150, 1151. General Chemistry and Laboratory I (3,1) (F,S,SS) (GE: SC) (P: Chemistry placement test or passing grade in CHEM 0150; P/C: MATH 1065)
CHEM 1160, 1161. General Chemistry and Laboratory II (3,1) (F,S,SS) (GE: SC) (P: CHEM 1150, 1151; RC: MATH 1075 or 1085)
MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:MA) (P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test)
Choose 9 s.h. of approved courses in calculus, statistics, and/or computer applicationsChoose 8 s.h. of approved BIOL, CHEM, and/or PHYS courses
28 s.h.
5.
Electives to complete requirements for graduation.  

NOTE: Students who plan to pursue graduate degrees in geology should complete a year of physics and a year of calculus.

GEOLOGY MINOR

Minimum requirement for minor is 24 s.h. of GEOL courses. A minimum of 12 s.h. must be selected from  courses numbered above 2999. 

GEOLOGY HONORS PROGRAM

A student desiring to enter the honors program in geology  must satisfy the approved departmental criteria; junior standing with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA; completion of a minimum of 20 s.h. in geology; a minimum 3.0 GPA in geology courses with no grade below C.  See GEOL 4550, 4551, Honors Thesis.


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