67-69 credit hours
41 credits in Geology distributed as:
|Required Courses - (31 credit hours of required Geology courses)|
|GEOL 151 Geology of America's National Parks *||4 hours|
|GEOL 161 Physical Geology *||4 hours|
|GEOL 162 Historical Geology||4 hours|
|GEOL 301 Mineralogy||4 hours|
|GEOL 302 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology||4 hours|
|GEOL 315 Paleontology||4 hours|
|GEOL 316 Sedimentation and Stratigraphy||4 hours|
|GEOL 345 Structural Geology||4 hours|
|GEOL 481 Advanced Environmental Geology-Synthesis course||4 hours|
* Majors must take either GEOL151 or GEOL161. Students seeking to fulfill C3 science requirements cannot take both GEOL151 and GEOL161
Nine additional credit hours of 300- or 400-level Geology courses must be selected to reach the required total of 41 credit hours. A six to eight credit hour Summer Field Geology course completed at another school can be used to satisfy part of this requirement.
A maximum of four credit hours of GEOL 390 can be counted toward completion of the Geology major.
|Supporting requirements for Geology major|
|PHYS 175 or PHYS 205||3 or 5 hours|
|PHYS 176 or PHYS 206||3 or 4 hours|
|CHEM 261||4 hours|
|CHEM 262||4 hours each|
|MATH 230||4 hours each|
Six additional credit hours in science or math must be selected in consultation with an advisor to reach the required total of 26-28 credit hours in supporting requirements for the Geology major.
Students also must complete the University-required 124 credit hours, including the University Core Curriculum and a minimum of 39 credit hours of 300- or 400-level courses.
Geology and Geography courses that satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements:
GEOL 101 - Prehistoric Life
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