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BS - Geological Sciences
BA - Geological Sciences
Minor in Geology


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Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Arts in Geological Sciences

The B.A. Curriculum is designed as a degree through which the student wishes to eventually pursue a career in teaching, journalism, law, etc.

I. Core Geological Sciences Courses

courses (see course catalog for descriptions)

crs. #

cr.hrs.

1. Environmental Geology
or Principles of Geology
or Planet Earth

1200
1100
1050

4
4
3

2. The World's Oceans
or Earth Systems
or Regional Geology

1250
2300
2500

3
3
3

3. The Age of Dinosaurs
or Historical Geology

2150
2350

3
3

4. Historical Geology
AND Lab

2350
2360

3
1

5. Surficial Processes 
or Global Water Cycle

2400
2450

4
3

6. Mineralogy

3250

5

7. Introduction to Paleontology
AND Lab

4550

4

8. Sedimentology

3800

4

9. Hydrogeology

4100

3

10. Capstone:Communicating in the Earth Sciences

4990

3

11. An additional course in Geological Sciences at or above the 2000 level

 

3

12. An additional course in Geological Sciences at the 4000 level (up to 3 credit hours may be senior thesis; readings and problems can NOT be used)

 

3

Total Hours in Geological Sciences: 37

II. Collateral Math and Science Courses

courses

crs. #

cr.hrs.

1. Trigonometry
or Precalculus Mathematics

Math 1140
Math 1160

2
5

2. Introduction to Programing
or Calculus for Soc. & Life Sc. I
or Elementary Statistics

Cmp Sc 1040
Math 1400
Stat 1300

3
3
3

3. Introductory Chemistry

Chem 1000

2

4. Introduction to Astronomy 
or Introductory Meteorology
or College Chemistry I
or Concepts in Cosmology
or Concepts in Physics
or College Physics I

Astron 1010
Atm Sci 1050
Chem 1320
Physics 1050
Phys 1150
Physics 1210

4
3
4
3
3
4

5. General Principles of Biology 
or Gnrl. Pples of Biology w/Lab
or Basic Environmental Studies
or Biological Systems with Lab
or Ecology and Conservation

Bio Sc 1010
Bio Sc 1030
Bio Sc 1060
Bio Sc 1500
Nat R 1060

3
5
3
5
3

6. General Chemistry

Chem 1320
and Chem 1330

6

7. College Physics

Phys 1210

4

8. Math 1400
and Math 2100
or Statistics 2530

Math 1400
and Math 2100
or Stat 2530

6

9. Biology

1010+1020
or 1060
or 1200
or 1500

3-5

Total Collateral Science: 19-21

III. Arts and Science Foundation Requirements

(see College of Arts and Science forms)

courses

cr. hrs.

1. English 1000

3

2. American Government

3

3. Foreign Language

12

4. Social Sciences (include depth of study course)

9

5. Behavioral Sciences (include depth of study course)

5

6. Humanities and Fine Arts (include depth of study course)

12

7. Two Writing Intensive Courses (one course must be at 3000 level or above in major)

 

8. Electives to reach 120 credit hours

 

Total Hours: 120

 

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