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2021-2022 Catalog

Geology, A.B. Major (Class of 2022 and beyond)

Requirements

The major consist of a minimum of nine courses:

One course in Physical Geology:

GEOL 100Introduction to Geology: From Fire to Ice

GEOL 110Introduction to Geology: Environmental Geology

GEOL 120Introduction to Geology: Geological Disasters-Agents of Chaos

GEOL 150 The Geologic Evolution of the Hawaiian Islands

GEOL 160Geology from A (Arches) to Z (Zion): The Geology of National Parks in the Western United States

GEOL 170Geological and Paleobiological Evolution of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

No more than one 100-level interim course may count as either the Physical Geology or Earth History course.

One course in Earth History:

GEOL 115Introduction to Geology: Earth-Evolution of a Habitable Planet

GEOL 130Introduction to Geology: Dinosaurs, Darwin, and Deep Time

GEOL 160Geology from A (Arches) to Z (Zion): The Geology of National Parks in the Western United States

No more than one 100-level interim course may count as either the Physical Geology or Earth History course.

Additional required courses:

GEOL 200Earth and Planetary Materials

GEOL Six Geology electives

Geology electives: At least five courses at the 200-level or above, including at least two at the 300-level.

The six electives must include at least one course from each of the following sub-areas:

Solid Earth: (307, 317, 321, 322)

Earth's Surface (210, 215, 229, 300)

Atmosphere/Ocean/Biosphere ( 205, 315, 320)

This page reflects the requirements for completing this major. General graduation requirements for all students can be found here