Geology Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)
The Bachelor of Arts serves students interested in geology-oriented fields which do not require the full range of professional training. Employment opportunities include such varied possibilities as park naturalist, urban and regional planner or geological technician.
Note: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required.
Note: GEOL grade requirements are ≥2.50 cumulative average and ≥2.0 in required supporting and geology classes.
|GEOL 120||PHYSICAL GEOLOGY - THE SOLID EARTH||5|
|GEOL 121||PHYSICAL GEOLOGY - SURFICIAL PROCESSES||5|
|GEOL 122||HISTORICAL GEOLOGY||5|
|GEOL 311||EARTH MATERIALS||4|
|GEOL 312||CRYSTALLOGRAPHY AND OPTICAL MINERALOGY||4|
|GEOL 313||IGNEOUS AND METAMORPHIC PETROLOGY||4|
|GEOL 490||SENIOR CAPSTONE: GEOLOGY FIELD CAMP||4-10|
|or GEOL 490A||SENIOR CAPSTONE: WATER AND THE WEST, WATER RESOURCE ENGINEERING IN ARID LANDS|
|or GEOL 491||SENIOR THESIS|
|Required Supporting Courses|
|CHEM 151||GENERAL CHEMISTRY||5|
|CHEM 152||GENERAL CHEMISTRY||5|
|Choose one from the following||5|
|GEOGRAPHIC INFO SYSTEMS I|
|ELEMENTARY PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS|
|INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS I|
and MECHANICS LABORATORY
A GEOL field course may be selected in consultation with department advisor.
|SEDIMENTOLOGY AND STRATIGRAPHY|
|STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY I|
|STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY II|
For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .
Student Learning Outcomes—students will
- demonstrate effective skills in oral and written communication in order to be successful in the field of geology;
- demonstrate an understanding of basic principles of the history and development of the earth through time;
- demonstrate the proper use of computer, laboratory and field equipment used in geology.