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Professional Geology (B.S.)

Administered by Department of Environmental, Geographical, and Geological Sciences

Effective Fall 2017

As per PRP3604: All students earning a first baccalaureate degree will take at least 30 of their last 45 credits at Bloomsburg University, no more credits are required than the 30 credits. All first baccalaureate students will take at least 50% of credits required for the Major from a PASSHE university. Bloomsburg University may require up to a maximum of 50% of the Major credits. Program exceptions to the policy are to be approved by the Office of the Chancellor.

Core Requirements (13 credits):

EGGS.100 Environmental Science

EGGS.120 Physical Geology

EGGS.150 Quantitative Methods in Earth Science

EGGS.242 Map Use and Analysis

Science Requirements (19-20 credits):

CHEM.115 Chemistry for Sciences I*

CHEM.116 Chemistry for Sciences II

PHYSICS.201 Introductory Physics I* or PHYSICS.211 General Physics 1*

PHYSICS.202 Introductory Physics II or PHYSICS.212 General Physics 2 or EGGS.480 Applied Geophysics

Choose one of the following courses:

MATH.123 Essentials of Calculus*

MATH.126 Calculus 2 (recommended for graduate school)

MATH.185 Discrete Math or above

Degree Requirements (31+ credits):

EGGS.130 Historical Geology

EGGS.261 Mineralogy

EGGS.262 Petrology

EGGS.265 Geomorphology

EGGS.365 Introduction to Paleontology

EGGS.368 Stratigraphy and Sedimentation

EGGS.369 Structural Geology

EGGS.451 Field Techniques in Earth Science

Degree Electives (Choose at least Two, 6+ credits):

EGGS.320 Remote Sensing

EGGS.330 Special Topics in Field Geology

EGGS.360 Principles of GIS I (Recommended)

EGGS.390 Special Topics (approved**)

EGGS.420 Planetary Science

EGGS.460 Aqueous Geochemistry

EGGS.461 Mineral Resources

EGGS.463 Petroleum Geology

EGGS.470 Groundwater Hydrology (Recommended)

EGGS.475 Independent Study

EGGS.480 Applied Geophysics

EGGS.493 Senior Research in Geosciences

EGGS.496 Internship

*Counts as General Education Credit

**The subject matter of this course varies, so the specific course must be approved by the department chair prior to registration to ensure the course will be counted toward the major.