Earth Science B.S.: Geology Specialization

Requirements

Geological Sciences Core (18 credits)

Required courses

GSCI 121The Dynamic Earth

3

or

GSCI 131Environmental Geoscience

3

 

GSCI 125The Dynamic Earth Laboratory

1

or

GSCI 135Environmental Geoscience Laboratory

1

 

GSCI 141Earth and Life History

3

GSCI 145Earth and Life History Laboratory

1

GSCI 221Mineralogy

4

GSCI 223Stratigraphy and Sedimentology

4

GSCI 290Field Methods in Geology

2

In addition, 2 to 4 credits from GSCI 460 or 4 credits from an external geology field camp approved by the Department Chair are required.

The following 26 credits are also required as follows:

GSCI 321Structural Geology

4

GSCI 322Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

4

GSCI 360Research Methods in the Geological Sciences

1

GSCI 424Geomorphology

4

In addition, 2-4 credits from GSCI 460 Senior Project or 4 credits from an external geology field camp approved by the Department Chair are required.

The remaining 7-9 credits will be selected from:

GSCI 425Glacial and Quaternary Geology

3

GSCI 431Introduction to Hydrogeology

4

GSCI 450Environmental and Engineering Geology

3

GSCI 350Computer Methods in the Geological Sciences

3

GSCI 441Environmental Geochemistry

3

GSCI 455Energy Science and Technology

3

In addition, the following 24 credits are required:

CHEM 161General Chemistry

3

CHEM 162General Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 201Foundations of Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 260Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry

3

MATH 152Calculus I

4

MATH 221Calculus II

4

PHYS 125University Physics I

4

PHYS 126University Physics II

4