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Major Areas of Study: GEOLOGY


Course Offerings and Major/Minor Requirements


Course Offerings
By number with credit-hours in parenthesis.
For more information on a specific course, visit the department web site.

Geology

101. Introduction to Geology (4)
104. Earth History (4)
105. Geohazards (3)
110. Environmental Geology (4)
200. Oceanography (4)
220. Landform Evolution (3)
230. Introduction to Well Logging (3)
295. Research Experience (1-3)
301. Mineralogy (4)
302. Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (3)
311. Paleontology (3)
313. Structural Geology (3)
322. Sedimentology and Physical Stratigraphy (3)
340. Sedimentary Petrology (3)
350. Petroleum Geology (3)
395. Topics in Geology (1-4)
410. Subsurface Geology (3)
434. Field Camp (6)
495. Literature Seminar (2)
496. Senior Research (3)

Geography

111. World Regional Geography (3)
120. Physical Geography (3)
220. Earth's Climate System (3)
310. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (3)
321. Weather and Climate (3)
331. Regional Geography (3)

 

Major Requirements

  • (Bachelor of Arts, 29 credit hours)
    • Core Courses: GEOL 101 or 110, 104, 301, 302, 311, 313, 322, 340, 495
    • CHEM 111
    • GEOG 310
    • MATH 140 or 180
    • PHEN 101

  • (Bachelor of Science, 33 credit hours)
    • Core courses: 101 or 110, 104, 301, 302, 313, 322, 340, 495, 496, 434
    • Two from among 200, 220, or 311
    • CHEM 111, 112
    • GEOG 310
    • MATH 140, 180, or 190
    • PHEN 101 or 121

  • Recommended for graduate school: calculus and two courses in each of physics and engineering, biology, and world languages

 

Minor requirements (at least 16 credit hours)

  • 101 or 110, 301, 302 or 340, two more GEOL courses


Earth Science Major (Bachelor of Science, 26-27 credit hours)

  • Core courses: Geology 101 or 110, 104, 200, 220, 301, 302, 495
  • Three courses from the following: GEOL 311, 313, 322, 340, or GEOG 310
  • One course from the following: GEOL 295, 496
  • CHEM 105 (Issues in the Chemical Sciences) or 111 (General Chemistry I)
  • MATH 140 (Statistics), 180 (Pre-Calculus), or 190 (Beginning Calculus)
  • PHEN 101 (Conceptual Physics) or 121 (Classical Physics I), 150 (Introduction to Astronomy)

Earth Science Minor (at least 17 hours)

  • 101 or 110, 104, 200, two or more GEOL courses at the 300-level

Teacher Licensure Requirements: Earth Science or Integrated Science

  • See Education website

NOTE: Major/minor requirements are in addition to the General Education in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum, which are required of all students to graduate.

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