Bachelor of Science in Geology

All majors must take the following Geology courses: 1170, 1174, 2300, 2750, 2754, 3400, 4620, and 4950, which serve as a core. Majors also choose from one of the following three options: a general geology track, a graduate school track and an industry track. It is critical that students consult with a geology adviser when choosing which option to pursue. The different options are directed toward different career paths. Geology courses required for the general geology track are 1180, 1184, 3300 and 3310. The major must complete one of the following Geology courses: Geology 4620 or 2500 (department field trip - at least two separate trips). In addition, the major must take at least 16 hours of geology or geography courses that should be chosen after consultation with an adviser. Cognate courses required are Physics 1110 and 1154, and 1120 and 1164, Chemistry 1140 and 1144, and an approved statistics course. Geology courses required for the graduate school track are 1180, 1184, 2760, 2764, 3300, 3310, 4260. In addition, the student must complete one of the following Geology courses: 3100 & 3104, 4040, 4400, 4540. Cognate courses required by the graduate school track include Chemistry 1180, 1184, 1190, 1194, Math 1950 and 1960, Physics 2110 and 1154, 2120 and 1164, and one of the following: Statistical Methods 3000, Geography 4050, 4630 or other approved course. Courses required for the industry track are Geology 3300, 3310, 4260 and 4540. In addition, the major must complete Geology 4800 or 4950 and two of the following Geology courses: 2600, 2760 & 2764, 3100 & 3104, 4040, 4400. Cognate courses required by the industry track are Math 1930, Physics 2110 and 1154, 2120 and 1164, Chemistry 1180, 1184, 1190, 1194, and three courses from the following selection: Statistical Methods 3000, 3010, Geography 4030, 4050, 4630, Computer Science 1610, 1620 or other approved courses.