Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Geology

Geology is offered as a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree.  Students may choose one of three tracks to follow: a general geology track, a graduate school track, or an industry track.  Requirements for each are below.

The required core courses for either the B.A. or B.S. degree in geology are:

GEOL 1170Introduction to Physical Geology

4 credits

GEOL 2300Geoscience Data Analysis and Modeling

3 credits

GEOL 2750Mineralogy

3 credits

GEOL 2754Mineralogy Laboratory

1 credit

GEOL 3400Introduction to Sedimentary Geology

3 credits

GEOL 4620Advanced Field Course

6 credits

GEOL 4950Senior Thesis

3 credits

Students must choose one of the tracks below.


For a B.A., the college requires completion of a foreign language through the intermediate level.