Bachelor of Science in Geology

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The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.


Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 14
EAS 150  Introduction to Geology 4
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
General Education Courses 6
   
Second Semester 16
EAS 200  Historical Geology 4
EAS Elective 3
ENG 102  English Composition II 3
General Education Courses 6
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 16
CHE 101  Chemistry I 4
EAS 230  Earth Resources 3
GIS 311  Geographic Information Systems 3
MAT 281  Calculus I 3
General Education Course 3
   
Fourth Semester 16
CHE 102  Chemistry II 4
EAS 303  Hydrology 3
EAS 343  Geomorphology   3
MAT 282  Calculus II 3
General Education Course 3
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
EAS 301  Professional Development for Geologists 1
EAS 331  Mineralogy  4
EAS Elective 3
MAT 215  Statistics 3
PHY 121  General Physics I  OR  PHY 101  College Physics I 4
   
Sixth Semester 14
EAS 332  Petrology 4
EAS Related Elective 3
PHY 122  General Physics II  OR  PHY 102  College Physics II 4
General Education Course 3
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 16
EAS 423  Sedimentology/Stratigraphy 4
EAS 437  Field Methods in Geology 3
EAS Elective 3
General Education Course 6
   
Eighth Semester 13
EAS 425  Structural Geology 4
EAS Electives 6
General Education Course 3
Total 120

Recommended Free Electives (24 to 25 credits)

  • EAS 210  Intro to Soils (3 credits)
  • EAS 250  Volcanology (3 credits)
  • EAS 290  Planetary Geology (3 credits)
  • EAS 333  Geochemistry (3 credits)
  • EAS 355  Geophysics (3 credits)
  • EAS 402  Groundwater Hydrology (3 credits)
  • EAS 427  Tectonics (3 credits)
  • EAS 429  Petroleum Geology (3 credits)
  • EAS 438  Computer Apps. in EAS (3 credits)
  • EAS 441  Advanced Env Geology (3 credits)
  • EAS 448  Watershed Evaluation (3 credits)
  • GIS 350  Remote Sensing of Env (3 credits)
  • GIS 413  Env Applications in GIS (3 credits)
  • GEO 479  Internship (variable)
  • Other Adviser-approved courses

Additional Requirements

(Not counted toward the General Education requirements)

  • Special Experience Course (select one): EAS 391, EAS 392, EAS 393, EAS 492 or GEO 479
  • Upper-Division Writing Component Course (select two): EAS 427, EAS 438, EAS 441 or EAS 448
  • Laboratory Course (select one): EAS 150