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Geology (B.S.) (Fall 2008)

Administered by Geography and Geosciences

Effective Fall 2008

The Geology major requires 46 to 48 semester hours of Geoscience courses and 22 semester hours of supporting math and science courses, of which 15 semester hours count towards general education requirements.

Required courses:

51.120 Physical Geology

51.121 Physical Geology Laboratory (taken concurrently with 51.120)

51.130 Historical Geology

51.131 Historical Geology Laboratory (taken concurrently with 51.130)

51.261 Mineralogy

51.262 Petrology

51.265 Geomorphology

51.360 Introduction to Paleontology

51.368 Stratigraphy and Sedimentation

51.369 Structural Geology

51.470 Groundwater Hydrology

51.493 Senior Research in Geosciences

51.460 Aqueous Chemistry or / 51.480 Geophysics

51.480 Applied Geophysics

51.451 Field Techniques in Earth Science or equivalent 4 to 6 semester hours field course

Choose one of the following two sets of courses:

53.123 Essentials of Calculus and 53.141 Introduction to Statistics
53.125 Analysis I and 53.126 Analysis II

Choose two of the following three courses:

52.115 Chemistry for Sciences I
52.116 Chemistry for Sciences II
52.231 Organic Chemistry I

Choose one of the following two sets of courses:

54.111 Introductory Physics I and 54.112 Introductory Physics II
54.211 General Physics I and 54.212 General Physics II

Note: 51.480 Applied Geophysics may be substituted for the second semester of physics.