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  Jul 23, 2017
 
2013-2014 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. Beginning with the Class of 2016, the major requires no thesis (except for students seeking honors) and only 53 credits.

  1. One course chosen from GEOL 100, 101, or 105
  2. CHEM 110, MATH 101, PHYS 111/113
  3. At least 8 additional credits chosen from BIOL 111/113; BIOL 210 or higher; CHEM 165; CHEM 211 or higher; PHYS 112/114; PHYS 202 or higher
  4. One course chosen from CSCI 121, GEOL 260, INTR 202, or MATH 102 or higher
  5. 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
  6. Thesis: at least four credits from either GEOL 472(2-2) or GEOL 493(3-3)
  7. Additional credits chosen from Engineering; Geology; Mathematics; BIOL 111/113; BIOL 140: BIOL 210 or higher; CHEM 106; CHEM 156; CHEM 165 or higher; CSCI 112 or higher; PHYS 133; PHYS 150 or higher
  8. A comprehensive examination in geology.

 

5. 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.)

6. Thesis:


at least four credits from either:

8. A comprehensive examination in geology.


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