Geological Sciences (B.S.)

Required course work includes the university requirements (see regulation J-3) and:

CHEM 111General Chemistry I3
CHEM 111LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory1
ENGL 317Technical Writing3
GEOG 385GIS Primer3
GEOL 102Historical Geology3
GEOL 102LHistorical Geology Lab1
GEOL 249Mineralogy and Optical Mineralogy4
GEOL 290Field Geology Methods3
GEOL 324Principles of Stratigraphy and Sedimentation4
GEOL 326Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology4
GEOL 345Structural Geology4
GEOL 422Principles of Geophysics4
GEOL 423Principles of Geochemistry3
GEOL 490Geology Field Camp3
Select one of the following:4
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Lab
Physical Geology for Science Majors
and Physical Geology for Science Majors Lab
Select one of the following:4
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
Engineering Physics I
and Laboratory Physics I
Options
Select one of the following options:23-34
Total Hours74-85

 A. Physical Geology Option

GEOL 212Principles of Paleontology4
GEOL 335Geomorphology3
MATH 160Survey of Calculus4
or MATH 170 Calculus I
Select one of the following:3-4
Calculus II
Linear Algebra
Statistical Methods
Advisor Approved Electives in Geology9
Total Hours23-24

Courses to total 120 credits for this degree

B. Environmental Hydrogeology Option

GEOL 309Ground Water Hydrology3
GEOL 410Techniques of Groundwater Study3
MATH 170Calculus I4
MATH 175Calculus II4
STAT 251Statistical Methods3
or STAT 301 Probability and Statistics
Select one of the following:4
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
Engineering Physics II
and Laboratory Physics II
Select two electives electives from the following:6-8
Geomorphology
Earthquakes
Geology and the Environment
Geostatistics
Chemical Hydrogeology
Meteorology
Climatology
Quantitative Hydrogeology
Environmental Hydrogeology
Engineering Economy
Calculus III
Ordinary Differential Equations
Linear Algebra
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
Carbon Compounds
and Carbon Compounds Lab
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I: Lab
Total Hours27-29

 Courses to total 120 credits for this degree

C. Geological Education Option

BIOL 115Cells and the Evolution of Life3
BIOL 115LCells and the Evolution of Life Laboratory1
GEOG 100Physical Geography3
GEOG 100LPhysical Geography Lab1
GEOG 401Climatology3
GEOL 212Principles of Paleontology4
GEOL 335Geomorphology3
MATH 160Survey of Calculus4
or MATH 170 Calculus I
PHYS 103General Astronomy3
PHYS 104Astronomy Lab1
PLSC 205General Botany4
Select one of the following:3-4
Calculus II
Linear Algebra
Statistical Methods
Total Hours33-34

Courses to total 120 credits for this degree