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.
Notes: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required.
≥2.50 cumulative GPA
≥C 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 INFORMATION 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|
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
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- demonstrate an understanding of basic principles of the history and development of the earth through time;
- demonstrate effective skills in oral and written communication in order to be successful in the field of geology;
- demonstrate the proper use of computer, laboratory and field equipment used in geology.