Courses

The geology major requires a minimum of 128 credit hours, made up of the following:

  • 0–5 hours of proficiency requirements
  • 42–45 hours of general education core requirements
  • 51 hours of geology core requirements
  • 34 hours of science core requirements
  • 0–1 hours of general electives

128-130 total hours

Required Courses (Geology and Science Core, 85 hours)

Course NumberSyllabusCourse Name
GEOL 1110 Syllabus Intro to Physical Geology (4)
GEOL 1120 Syllabus Historical Geology (4)
GEOL 2100 Mineralogy (4)
GEOL 3100 Syllabus Geomorphology (4)
GEOL 3200 Invertebrate Paleontology (4)
GEOL 3300 Petrology (4)
GEOL 3400 Structural Geology (4)
GEOL 3800 Philosophy and Research Methods (3)
GEOL 4100 Environmental Geology (4)
GEOL 4200 Stratigraphy and Sedimentology (5)
GEOL 4400 Summer Field Camp (6)
GEOL 4800 Senior Project (2)
GEOL xxxx Geology Elective(s) (3)
BIO 1110 Intro to Biology (4)
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I (4)
CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II (4)
MATH 1710 Calculus I (5)
MATH 1720 Calculus II (5)
PHYS 2110 General Physics I (4)
PHYS 2120 General Physics II (4)
One of the following:
ESCI 2310 Oceanography (4)
ESCI 2410 Meteorology (4)
ESCI 2510 Astronomy (4)