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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Geology, B.S.


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The B.S. degree in geology focuses on scientific study of Earth; common rocks and minerals, processes that form and alter basic Earth materials, and key events in the geologic evolution of the planet. Specifically, the B.S. in geology is designed for students intending to pursue advanced studies in geology or who intend to attain licensure as a professional geologist.

Computer Requirement:


To satisfy the computer requirement for the B.A. degree in geosciences, a student must successfully complete GLY 495 . To satisfy the computer requirement for the B.S.degree in geology, a student must successfully complete GLY 201  or GGY 328 .

Oral Communication Requirement:


To satisfy the oral communication requirement for the B.A. degree in geosciences, a student must successfully complete GLY 495 . To satisfy the oral communication requirement for the B.S. degree in geology, a student must successfully complete GLY 431 .

Applied Learning Requirement:


For the B.A. degree in geosciences, completion of 4 hours of GLY 390  (2) Field Methods in Geosciences. For the B.S., either GLY 470  or GLY 498  (6 hours).

Options:


In addition to these core courses, students must complete one of the options below.

Option 1: Academic:


This option is designed for students intending to pursue advanced or graduate studies. Electives in this option should be chosen to complement the student‘s expected areas of advanced study, and might include course work in other disciplines such as biology, chemistry, geography, or physics.

In addition to the B.S. core,

Total: 64-66 hours

Option 2: Professional:


This option is designed for students who intend to enter the job market after graduation and who intend to pursue licensure as a professional geologist. Elective courses should be chosen to complement the student‘s intended career path and might include courses from other disciplines such as geography and environmental studies.

In addition to the B.S. core,

Total: 59-62 hours

Total: 59-66 hours


Additional Information:


A “C” (2.00) or better average is required on all courses taken within the department and ‘C‘ (2.00) or better average on all required courses above the 199 level in the department.

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