Earth Science

Due to extensive course overlap, earth science majors may NOT select geology as a teaching minor.

45-Earth Science Teaching Major

Completion of the Earth Science Teaching Major involves completion of the following required courses and three or more advisor-approved elective courses to total 45 credits.

CHEM 111Principles of Chemistry I3
CHEM 111LPrinciples of Chemistry I Laboratory1
GEOG 301Meteorology3
GEOG 313Global Climate Change3
GEOL 102Historical Geology3
GEOL 102LHistorical Geology Lab1
GEOL 309Ground Water Hydrology3
GEOL 324Principles of Stratigraphy and Sedimentation4
GEOL 335Geomorphology3
PHYS 103General Astronomy3
PHYS 104Astronomy Lab1
PHYS 111General Physics I3
PHYS 111LGeneral Physics I Lab1
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 9 credits of Advisor Approved Science electives:9
Principles of Paleontology
Mineralogy and Optical Mineralogy
Field Geology Methods
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Earthquakes and Seismic Hazards
Structural Geology
Geology and the Environment
Techniques of Groundwater Study
Principles of Geochemistry
Total Hours45

21-22-Credit Earth Science Teaching Minor

GEOG 301Meteorology3
GEOL 102Historical Geology3
GEOL 102LHistorical Geology Lab1
GEOL 335Geomorphology3
PHYS 103General Astronomy3
PHYS 104Astronomy Lab1
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:3-4
Principles of Paleontology
Mineralogy and Optical Mineralogy
Field Geology Methods
Principles of Stratigraphy and Sedimentation
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Earthquakes and Seismic Hazards
Structural Geology
Geology and the Environment
Techniques of Groundwater Study
Principles of Geophysics
Principles of Geochemistry
Total Hours21-22