Geological Sciences (B.S.)

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

CHEM 111Principles of Chemistry I3
CHEM 111LPrinciples of 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:18-34
Total Hours69-85

A. General Geology Option

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

Courses to total 120 credits for this degree

B. Hydrogeology Option

GEOL 309Ground Water Hydrology3
or HYDR 409 Quantitative Hydrogeology
GEOL 410Techniques of Groundwater Study3
MATH 170Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
MATH 175Analytic Geometry and Calculus II4
STAT 251Statistical Methods3
or STAT 301 Probability and Statistics
Select 6 credits of Hydrology electives from the following:6
Quantitative Hydrogeology
Environmental Hydrogeology
Ground Water-Surface Water Interactions
Hydrogeology Senior Thesis
Fundamentals of Modeling Hydrogeologic Systems
Select 3 credits of Hydrogeology electives from the following if not used above:3
Environmental Hydrology
Engineering Hydrology
Engineering Statics
Quantitative Hydrogeology
Environmental Hydrogeology
Ground Water-Surface Water Interactions
Hydrogeology Senior Thesis
Fundamentals of Modeling Hydrogeologic Systems
Analytic Geometry and Calculus III
Ordinary Differential Equations
The Soil Ecosystem
and The Soil Ecosystem Lab
Soil and Environmental Physics
Total Hours26

Courses to total 120 credits for this degree

C. Resource Exploration Option

ECON 272Foundations of Economic Analysis4
GEOL 212Principles of Paleontology4
GEOL 407Basin Analysis3
MATH 160Survey of Calculus4
or MATH 170 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
STAT 251Statistical Methods3
or STAT 301 Probability and Statistics
Advisor Approved Electives in Geology6
Total Hours24

Courses to total 120 credits for this degree

D. Environmental Geology Option

GEOL 212Principles of Paleontology4
GEOL 335Geomorphology3
GEOL 309Ground Water Hydrology3
or HYDR 409 Quantitative Hydrogeology
GEOL 344Earthquakes and Seismic Hazards3
or GEOL 361 Geology and the Environment
MATH 160Survey of Calculus4
or MATH 170 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
Select one of the following:3-4
Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
Linear Algebra
Statistical Methods
Select Environmental Geology electives from the following:9
Bioremediation
Environmental Water Quality
Cells & the Evolution of Life
and Cells and the Evolution of Life Laboratory
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Lab
Environmental Chemistry
Climatology
Techniques of Groundwater Study
The Soil Ecosystem
and The Soil Ecosystem Lab
Select one of the following:4
Carbon Compounds
and Carbon Compounds Lab
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I: Lab
Total Hours33-34

Courses to total 120 credits for this degree

E. Geological Education Option

BIOL 115Cells & 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 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
PHYS 103General Astronomy3
PHYS 104Astronomy Lab1
PLSC 205General Botany4
Select one of the following:3-4
Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
Linear Algebra
Statistical Methods
Total Hours33-34

Courses to total 120 credits for this degree

F. Structural Geology and Tectonics Option

GEOL 335Geomorphology3
GEOL 344Earthquakes and Seismic Hazards3
GEOL 432Geologic Development of North America3
GEOL 498Senior Thesis1-4
MATH 170Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
MATH 175Analytic Geometry and Calculus II4
or MATH 330 Linear Algebra
Total Hours18-21

Courses to total 120 credits for this degree