Catalog 2010-2012


The B.S. Geology major requires a minimum of 126 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements (pages xxx-xxx) and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 126 hours. Liberal Arts Core courses included in major program requirements are distinguished by italics.



  Geology: 870:031; 870:035; 870:125; 870:129; 870:130; 870:131; 870:135; 870:136; 870:141; 870:142; 870:180 (2 hrs.); Summer Field Course (6 hrs.)*.....43 hours

Required cognate areas:

  Mathematics: 800:060; 800:061.....8 hours

  Mathematics/Computer Science: one of the following courses: 800:072, 800:172, 810:030.....3 hours

  Chemistry and Biochemistry: 860:044 and 860:048, or 860:070.....5-8 hours

  Physics: 880:054 and 880:056 and one 100-level^ cognate** elective, or 880:130 and 880:131.....8-11 hours

67-73 hours


*Summer field course requirements to be met by credit earned at a field camp approved by the department.

**A 100-level^ course in a cognate area is required unless met by taking 880:131. Cognate areas for the B.S. degree program in geology are understood to include astronomy, biology, chemistry and biochemistry, geography, mathematics, computer science, physics, meteorology, oceanography, and science. Specific cognate courses must be approved by the advisor and department head.

^See page xxx for 4-digit numbers associated with these 100-level courses.