Nov 28, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Catalog

Geology BS


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Geology is the study of Earth’s materials, structures and processes, and how they have changed through time. This knowledge may be applied to the exploration and use of natural resources, including metals, petroleum and water; understanding natural hazards, such as earthquakes, karst, volcanoes and landslides; addressing problems associated with environmental contamination; and, investigating Earth’s history to understand the evolution of life and the Earth, along with global change.

Students in the Program should expect a curriculum focused heavily on experiential and field based learning. Furthermore, students in the Program will have many opportunities to engage with faculty on geologic research. Graduates of the Program are employed by natural resource companies, environmental consulting firms, government agencies, non-profit organizations and universities, or they may continue their studies in graduate school.

Professional Track


Environmental Track


Degree Requirements


Geology Core 41 Hours
Geology Non-Core Courses 3 Hours
Cognate Courses 30 Hours
GEP & FYE -  See the General Education Program Requirements by Content Category  for more information. (GEP Quantitative Reasoning, Natural Science, Oral Communication & Capstone are met by the degree.) 27-30 Hours
Electives 19-20 Hours
   
Total Hours 120 Hours

 

Geology Non-Core Courses (3 Hours)


Cognate Core (30 Hours)


  • Choose 12 hours of courses in any one area of the following sciences: BIOL, CHEM, ETEV, MATH, PHYS, or STAT. MATH and STAT courses must be numbered higher than 1200.
  • Choose 8 hours of courses in any one area of the following sciences, other than the one used above: BIOL, CHEM, ETEV, MATH PHYS, or STAT. MATH and STAT courses must be numbered higher than 1200.
  • Choose 4 hours of courses in any one area of the following sciences, different from those already used: BIOL, CHEM, ETEV, MATH, PHYS, or STAT.

Proficiency in MATH 1250 through completion, or through placement in and completion of a higher level math (i.e. MATH 2110) is required.

  • NTSC 2900 Scientific Documentation
  • NTSC 4490 Advancement of Science Seminar

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