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2012-2013 University Catalog archived

Geology major leading to BA degree


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

2. At least 21 credits in geology at the 200 or 300 level and at least 3 credits at the 300 level, distributed as follows.


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

3. Additional courses chosen from:


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

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