2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Major in Geology (BA/BS)

68-70 credits

Students are expected to have completed mathematics through MATH 112 or the high school equivalent as approved by the primary departmental advisor.

Required Courses

CHEM 111General Chemistry 1

4

CHEM 112General Chemistry 2

4

GEOL 101Planet Earth's Geological Environment

3

GEOL 105Laboratory in Physical Geology

1

GEOL 201Earth, Life, and Time

3

GEOL 207Environmental Geology - Geological/Geochemical Cycles

3

GEOL 220Earth Materials

3

GEOL 240Geomorphology

3

GEOL 290Computer Applications in the Geosciences

1

GEOL 308Sedimentary Geology

3

GEOL 310Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

3

GEOL 315Structural Geology, Tectonics and Basic Field Methods

4

GEOL 350Physical Hydrology

3

GEOL 383Field Geology

6

PHYC 110General Physics 1

4

PHYC 112General Physics 2

4

12 credits from

GEOL 409Micropaleontology

3

GEOL 411Advanced Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

3

GEOL 412Sedimentary Petrology

3

GEOL 413Experimental Petrology

3

GEOL 416Geology of Hazards and the Environment

3

GEOL 420Oceanography

3

GEOL 425Geophysics

3

GEOL 434Applied Biostratigraphy

3

GEOL 435Sequence Stratigraphy

3

GEOL 440Karst Environments and Carbonate Geology

3

GEOL 461Hydrogeology

3

GEOL 462Environmental Geology in the Field and Laboratory

3

GEOL 470Groundwater Geochemistry

3

GEOL 471Volcanology and Volcanic Hazards

3

GEOL 475Glacial Geology

3

Total Credit Hours:12

4-6 credits from

MATH 161Applied Calculus 1

3

MATH 162Applied Calculus 2

3

MATH 165Calculus 1

4

Total Credit Hours:4-6

Total Credit Hours: 68-70

Skills in a modern foreign language are encouraged. Recommended minors include biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, economics, geography, mathematics, and natural resources.