Geology Bachelor of Science

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Geology

Core Program:

40 credit hours in Geosciences

GEO 102Freshman Seminar

1

GEO 165Planet Earth

3

GEO 169Planet EarthLab

1

GEO 210Earth History

3

GEO 330Geomorphology

4

GEO 345Paleontology

4

GEO 370Structural Geology

4

GEO 400Stratigraphy

4

GEO 411Mineralogy

4

GEO 421Petrology

4

GEO 459Seminar in Geosciences

1

GEO 461Field Geology

3

One GEO 300/400 level elective course with lab

4

Total Credit Hours:40

NOTE:

  • GEO 461 is a Capstone experience
  • GEO 300/400 level elective course with lab may include four (4) credit hours of GIS.

Additional Science Requirements:

25-29 credit hours in related disciplines
MATH 120Survey of Calculus I

3

MATH 121Survey of Calculus II

3

or

MATH 122University Calculus I

4

MATH 123University Calculus II

4

CHEM 115General Chemistry Lecture I

3

CHEM 125General Chemistry Laboratory I

1

CHEM 116General Chemistry Lecture II

3

CHEM 126General Chemistry Laboratory II

1

PHYS 121College Physics I

3

PHYS 123College Physics Lab I

1

and

PHYS 122College Physics II

3

PHYS 124College Physics II Lab

1

or

PHYS 230University Physics I

4

PHYS 232University Physics I Lab

1

and

PHYS 231University Physics II

4

PHYS 233University Physics II Lab

1

STAT Statistics 200 level course or higher

3

Total Credit Hours:25-29

Writing intensive:

One of the following:

GEO 330Geomorphology

4

GEO 335Geophysics

4

GEO 400Stratigraphy

4

Total Credit Hours:4
NOTE:
  • GEO 330, GEO 335, GEO 370, GEO 400, and GEO 421 are all Intensive Writing courses; a minimum of three (3) intensive writing courses satisfies the intensive writing requirement.

Total Credit Hours: 69-73