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  • Emphasis in Geology

Anthropology & Earth Science

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  • Fall 2013 Undergraduate Catalog - Official

    B.S. Degree in Geosciences - Geology (120 Credits)

    Core Requirements

    Students in this major must complete a minimum of 120 credits for the B.S. degree and select coursework from one of the three emphases: Geology, Geographical Sciences, or Geoarchaeology.


    Requirements

    (35 Credits)

    GEOS 115 Physical Geology (4)
    GEOS 116 Historical Geology (3)
    GEOS 301 Archaeological Prospection (3)
    GEOS 302 Mineralogy (3)
    GEOS 303 Petrology (3)
    GEOS 315 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (3)
    GEOS 340 Economic and Environmental Geology (3)
    GEOS 370 Structural Geology and Mapping (3)
    GEOS 415 Reading Geochemical Fingerprints (3)
    GEOS 416 Paleontology (3)
    GEOS 450 Field Geology (3)
    GEOS 480 Senior Seminar (1)


    Restricted Electives

    Students must complete at least six credits selected from the listed courses.

    GEOS 117 Water, Land, and People (3)
    GEOS 117L Water, Land and People Lab (1)
    GEOS 205 Thinking Spatially (3)
    GEOS 207 GPS Field Techniques (3)
    GEOS 210 Cartography (3)
    GEOS 305 Oceanography (3)
    GEOS 307 Introduction to GIS (3)
    GEOS 320 Economic Geography (3)
    GEOS 330 Elementary Meteorology (3)
    GEOS 350 Geoarchaeology (3)
    GEOS 360 Planetary Science (3)
    GEOS 390 Topics in Geosciences (1-3)
    GEOS 397 Research in Geosciences (1-3)
    GEOS 407 Spatial Analysis (3)
    GEOS 417 Taphonomy and Paleoecology (3)


    Related Requirements

    (19 Credits)

    BIOL 115 Organismal Biology (4) or
    BIOL 305 General Botany (4)

    CHEM 150 General Chemistry I (3) and
    CHEM 150L General Chemistry Laboratory I (1)

    MATH 234 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3) or
    BIOL 275 Quantitative Biology (4)

    MATH 261 Calculus I (4)

    PHYS 160 College Physics I with Lab (4) or
    PHYS 200 General Physics I with Lab (4)


    Recommended

    These courses are not required, but are recommended. Students should consult with their advisor in the department concerning which courses are most appropriate for their interests and plans. It is further recommended that students obtain 3-4 credits of field experience in addition to GEOS 450.

    BIOL 345 Principles of Ecology (4)
    CHEM 210 General Chemistry II (3)
    CHEM 210L General Chemistry II Lab (1)
    MATH 262 Calculus II (4)
    PHYS 201 General Physics II with Lab (4)