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Geological Sciences Department of Geological Sciences Department of Geological Sciences

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BS - Geological Sciences
BA - Geological Sciences 
Minor in Geology


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Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Science - Geological Sciences

The B.S. curriculum is designed to prepare students to become professional geologists in mining, petroleum, and environmental industries, geological surveys, and for entry into a graduate program in geological sciences.

For additional information on Undergraduate Studies in Geological Sciences:

phone: 573-882-6785
email: BedfordT@missouri.edu

I. Core Geological Sciences Courses

courses (see course catalog for descriptions)

crs. #

cr.hrs.

1. Principles of Geology
or Physical Geology for Scientists and Engineers
or Environmental Geology

1100
1150
1200

4
4
5

2. Historical Geology
and Laboratory

2350
2360

3
1

3. Surficial Earth Processes

2400

4

4. Mineralogy

3250

5

5. Structural Geology

3650

4

6. Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

3800

4

7. Plate Tectonics

4650

3

8. Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

4900

4

9. Field Geology

4992

6

II. An additional Geology Course at the 2000 level or above.

(not including GEOL 3200)

III. Four additional Geological Sciences Courses at the 3000 level or above

(other than problems; one course can be fulfilled by 3 hours of senior thesis)

Total Hours in Geological Sciences: 52+

IV. Collateral Math and Science Courses

Professional track

cr. hrs.

1. General Chemistry (Chem 1320 and 1330)

6

2. University Physics (Phys 2750 and 2760)

10

3. Calculus (Math 1500, 1700, 2300)

13

OR

 

General track

cr. hrs.

1. General Chemistry (Chem 1320 and 1330)

6

2. College Physics (Phys 1210 and 1220)

8

3. Calculus (Math 1500, 1700)

10

Total Hours in Collateral Science: 24-29

V. Arts and Science Foundation Requirements

(see College of Arts and Science forms)

courses

cr. hrs.

1. English 1000

3

2. American Government Course

3

3. Foreign Language or Foreign Language Alternative

12

4. Social and Behavioral Sciences (include depth of study course)

9

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

9

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

 

7. Electives as needed to reach 120 credit hours

 

Total General Education: 36+

Total Hours: 120 

Department of Geological Sciences | 101 Geology Building | Columbia, MO 65211-1380
Phone: 573-882-6785 | Fax: 573-882-5458 | General inquiries: BedfordT@missouri.edu

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