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2021-2022 Catalog

Geology, B.S. Major, Geology Track (Class of 2021 and beyond)

Requirements for Geology Track

The major consists of a minimum of 11 major courses and 5 collateral 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

GEOL 180Iceland: Geology and Natural History of a Young Island

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 205Oceanography

Or

GEOL 315Paleoclimatology and Paleoceanography

 

GEOL 215Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

GEOL 300Earth Surface Processes

GEOL 307Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

GEOL 317Structure and Tectonics of the Earth

Three technical electives from an approved list with at least one geology course and no more than one approved 100-level course.

 

MATH 125Modeling and Differential Calculus

And

MATH 186Applied Statistics

Or

MATH 161Calculus I

And

MATH 162Calculus II

Or

MATH 161Calculus I

And

MATH 186Applied Statistics

 

CHEM 121General Chemistry I

 

CHEM 122General Chemistry II

Or

GEOL 321Geochemistry

 

PHYS 111General Physics-Mechanics and Thermodynamics

Or

PHYS 131Physics I: Mechanics

Or

PHYS 151Accelerated Physics I: Mechanics and Thermodynamics

Department approved technical electives: With at least one 200-level or above geology course.

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