Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Science in 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.

Graduation Plan for the B.S.

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.

Graduation Plan for the B.A.

Minor Degree in Geological Sciences
A minor in the Department of Geological Sciences consists of a minimum of 15 hours of course work with at least 9 credit hours at the GEOL2000-level or above. Nine of the required credits must be taken in residence. The Department of Geological Sciences will not accept credits in Independent Studies as part of the minor. All courses must be taken for a letter grade and a grade of C- or better must be earned in each course.

Students are advised to take either Principles of Geology (GEOL1100), Physical Geology for Scientists and Engineers (GEOL1150), or Environmental Geology (GEOL1200), as these courses serve as introductions to geological sciences and are required for most other courses offered by the Department of Geological Sciences.

Once a student has completed all coursework associated with a Minor in Geological Sciences, they should complete the Declaration of Minor Form and meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Geological Sciences for final approval.