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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)
303. Sedimentary Petrology (3)
311. Paleontology (3)
313. Structural Geology (3)
322. Sedimentology and Physical Stratigraphy (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, 35 credit hours)
    • Core Courses: GEOL 101 or 110, 104, 301, 302, 303, 311, 313, 322, 495
    • CHEM 111
    • GEOG 310
    • MATH 140 or 180
    • PHEN 101
    • Two courses from the following:
      • ECON 215
      • HIST 385
      • PHIL 331
      • POLS 321, 322, 323
      • RELG 393
      • SOCI 370

  • (Bachelor of Science, 29 hours in Geology)
    • Core courses: GEOL 101 or 110, 104, 301, 302, 303, 313, 322, 495, 496, 434
    • Two from among GEOL 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 303, two more GEOL courses


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

  • Core courses: Geology 101 or 110, 104, 200, 220, 301, 302, 495
  • Three courses from the following: GEOL 303, 311, 313, 322, or GEOG 310
  • One course from the following: GEOL 295, 496
  • CHEM 105 or 111
  • MATH 140, 180, or 190
  • PHEN 101 or 121, 150

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

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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