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  Jul 23, 2024
 
2010-2011 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin (Frozen) 
  
2010-2011 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin (Frozen) [Archived Catalog]

Geological Sciences, B.S.


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Learning Outcomes
Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences 

Curriculum

College of Arts and Sciences 

Learning Outcomes


  • Students will demonstrate their knowledge of fundamental concepts and laboratory skills in the geosciences.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of geological field skills.
  • Students will demonstrate their preparation for careers or graduate studies in the geosciences.

Curriculum


Basic Degree Requirements for Majors in Curricula Section II (128 Hours)

  1. General Education Requirements
  2. Major
  3. Cognate or Minor Requirements
  4. Electives

 

1. General Education Requirements - Curricula II


 

Group I–Competency (12-21 Hours)


Students are encouraged to demonstrate the level of accomplishment represented by Group I courses by means of advanced placement examinations. See the section on advanced placement under “Admissions Policies and Procedures .”

 

Writing (6 Hours)


Must be passed with grade of C or better.

  • ENGL 101 - Critical Reading and Composition
  • ENGL 102 - Rhetoric and Composition

 

Foreign Languages (0-9 Hours)


Demonstration of proficiency in one foreign language equivalent to the minimal passing grade on the exit examination in the 122 course is required for all baccalaureate degrees.

It is strongly recommended that students continuing the study of a foreign language begin college-level study of that language in their first semester and continue in that language until their particular foreign language requirement is completed.

 

History (6 Hours)


  • Two courses in History (HIST), at the 100 level, at least one non-U.S. history.

 

Group II–Quantitative (A Minimum of 12 Hours)


  • MATH 122 or MATH 141
  • MATH 170 or MATH 142
  • STAT 205 or STAT 509 or STAT 515
  • CSCE 102 (or equivalent, or higher)

 

Group III–Humanities (6 Hours)


Each student must pass at least 6 additional hours of study in the humanities; at least one course must be in fine arts.

Fine Arts


A course or courses dealing with the study and/or practice of the visual and performing arts. Students may take courses in art studio, art design, art history and appreciation, film, media arts, music history and appreciation, music theory and performance, theatre history and appreciation, acting, stagecraft, theatre design, and dance to fulfill this requirement. Courses in speech (SPCH) do NOT satisfy the fine arts requirement. Theatre production laboratories (THEA 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 219, 220, 221), one-hour credits for participation in music organizations (band, chorus, orchestra), and MART 302 do NOT apply to the fine arts requirement or to the humanities requirement.

 Humanities


African American Studies (AFRO)
Classical Studies (CLAS) 230 
English (ENGL) 280 or higher, excluding 450, 460, 461, 462, and 463
Foreign Language 201 or higher
History (HIST) 201 or higher
Philosophy (PHIL) excluding 110, 111, and 511
Religious Studies (RELG)
Women and Gender Studies (WGST) 111 

 

Group IV–Social Sciences (6 Hours)


Complete 6 hours from the following:

Anthropology (ANTH)
Criminology and Criminal Justice (CRJU)
Economics (ECON)
Geography (GEOG)
Political Science (POLI)
Psychology (PSYC)
excluding 227, 594, and 599
Sociology (SOCY) excluding 220
Women and Gender Studies (WGST) 112  only
 

 Group V–Laboratory Science (8 Hours)


Complete two 4-credit hour laboratory science courses from the following:

Astronomy (ASTR) 111,111A, 211, 211A 
Biology (BIOL) 1011, 1021, 1102, 2002, 200L2, 2702, 270L2, 2432, 243L2, 2442, 244L2
Chemistry (CHEM) 1023, 1053, 105L3, 1063, and 106L3, 111 , 112 
Environmental Studies (ENVR) 200 
Geological sciences (GEOL) 101 , 102 , 103 , 105
Marine science (MSCI) 210 , 210L , 215 , 215L 
Physics (PHYS) 1514, 151L4, 1534, 153L4, 1554, 155L4, 201 , 201L , 202 , 202L; or 211, 211L , 212 , 212L 

1 Biology and Pre-Med majors only
2 Non- Biology majors only
3 Mathematics and Statistics majors only
4 Non-Physics majors only

2. Major


Major Prerequisites


The following courses fulfill some of the general education requirements and must be completed for a major or intensive major in Geological Sciences:

  • GEOL 101 or 103 or 201
  • GEOL 202
  • CHEM 111
  • PHYS 201/201L or 211/211L
  • MATH 122 or 141
  • MATH 170 or 142.
  • STAT 201, 509 or 515,
  • Two of the following:
    • PHYS 202/202L or 212/212L
    • CHEM 112
    • BIOL 101
    • BIOL 102

Major Requirements


General Major in Geology (26 Hours)


  • GEOL 325
  • GEOL 345
  • GEOL 355
  • Two of the following 3 courses:
    • GEOL 305
    • GEOL 315
    • GEOL 335
  • 6 credits of senior capstone experience (GEOL 500)

Intensive Major in Geology (39 Hours)


  • GEOL 305
  • GEOL 315
  • GEOL 325
  • GEOL 335
  • GEOL 345
  • GEOL 355
  • 6 credits of senior capstone experience(GEOL 500)
  • 9 credits of GEOL courses numbered 399 or higher

General Major in Geological Sciences with Concentration in Environmental Geosciences (26 Hours)


  • GEOL 315
  • GEOL 325
  • GEOL 335
  • Two of the following 3 courses:
    • GEOL 305
    • GEOL 345
    • GEOL 355
  • 6 credits of senior capstone experience (GEOL 500)

Intensive Major in Geological Sciences with Concentration in Marine Geology (35 Hours)


Same course requirements as the general major plus 9 credits from the following:

  • GEOL 511
  • GEOL 515
  • GEOL 516
  • GEOL 517
  • GEOL 521
  • GEOL 531
  • GEOL 545
  • GEOL 546
  • GEOL 553
  • GEOL 557
  • GEOL 581
  • GEOL 582
  • GEOL 583
  • GEOL 498/499 (Limit 3 credits on approved research topics)

3. Cognates


Geology: see “College of Arts and Sciences,” excepting geological science courses; additional restrictions apply (12 hours)

Intensive Major in Geological Sciences: see “College of Arts and Sciences,” excepting geological science courses; additional restrictions apply (12 hours)

4. Electives for B.S. Degrees - Curricula II


No courses of a remedial, developmental, skill-acquiring, vocational nature or physical education courses involving substantial content in pedagogy may apply towards the elective requirement. The College of Arts and Sciences allows the use of the Pass-Fail option on elective courses. Further clarification of inapplicable courses can be obtained from the College of Arts and Sciences.


 

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