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  Jul 28, 2017
 
2012-2013 University Catalog archived

Geology major leading to BS degree


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A major in geology leading to a Bachelor of Science degree is recommended for students pursuing graduate school or employment in geology and consists of at least 57 credits as follows:

  1. One course chosen from GEOL 100, 101, or 105
  2. CHEM 110 and one course from CHEM 165, CHEM 211 or higher; PHYS 111, 112, 113, 114; MATH 101
  3. One course chosen from CSCI 121, GEOL 260, INTR 202, or MATH 102 or higher
  4. At least 24 credits in geology at the 200 or 300 level and at least 7 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
    6. One lab course chosen from GEOL 311, 330
  5. Thesis: at least four credits from either GEOL 472(2-2) or GEOL 493(3-3)
  6. Additional credits chosen from Engineering; Geology; Mathematics; BIOL 111 or higher; CHEM 165 or higher; CSCI 112 or higher; PHYS 150 or higher
  7. A comprehensive examination in geology.

 

4. At least 24 credits in geology at the 200 or 300 level and at least 7 credits at the 300 level, distributed as follows.


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

5. Thesis:


at least four credits from either:

7. A comprehensive examination in geology.


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