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  Dec 16, 2017
 
2017-2018 University Catalog

Geology major leading to BA degree


A major in geology leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree is recommended for students interested in careers outside of science, including business, law, or policy, and requires 36 credits as follows:

  1. One course chosen from GEOL 100, 101, or 105.
  2. In total, at least 21 credits in Geology at the 200 or 300 level. Of those, at least 3 credits at the 300 level are required.
  3. Additional credits chosen from Geology; Engineering; Mathematics; BIOL 105 or higher; CHEM 110; CHEM 165 or higher; CSCI 111 or higher; INTR 202; PHYS 111 or higher.
  4. All Geology courses above must be distributed as follows. (Courses may be used to meet more than one requirement in this category.)
    1. Field skills: at least one course chosen from GEOL 230, 231, 275
    2. Solid earth: at least one course chosen from GEOL 211, 250, 275, 360
    3. Hydrosphere/biosphere/atmosphere: at least one course chosen from GEOL 141, 205, 311
    4. Surface processes: at least one course chosen from GEOL 240, 247, 330
    5. At least two lab courses chosen from GEOL 211, 240, 247, 250, 311, 330

2. In total, at least 21 credits in Geology at the 200 or 300 level. Of those, at least 3 credits from Geology at the 300 level are required.


3. Additional courses chosen from:


  • Geology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • BIOL 105 or higher
  • CHEM 110; CHEM 165 or higher
  • CSCI 111 or higher
  • INTR 202
  • PHYS 111 or higher

4. All Geology courses above must be distributed as follows:


(Courses may be used to meet more than one requirement in this category.)