Apr 01, 2023  
2010-2011 Catalog 
    
2010-2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geology - Geology Concentration, BS


Department of Geology, College of Sciences and Technology

96-106 credits

Introduction

This program is recommended for students who are preparing to become professional geologists and intend to enter industry or enroll in a graduate program upon completion of the degree.

Students intending to pursue graduate study are strongly advised to take Math 224 or 204, PHYS 123 and other science support courses appropriate to the specialty.

Students must complete both the Core Program and one of the three concentrations.

Admission and Declaration Process

Declaration of Major 

Some 300-level geology courses give preference to majors during Phase I of registration, so it is important to declare a major as early as possible.

Students are admitted to the BA or BS major once they have completed Geol 211. (NOTE: Grades of D-, D, or D+ are not acceptable for major and supporting courses.) Students must apply to the department for admission to the major.

This option is designed to provide students with a broad background in geology, with advanced preparation in earth materials, structural geology, and tectonics. Completion of this program will prepare students for a variety of careers in geology or graduate work in geology.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.

Requirements


Departmental Honors


BA or BS students and students in the University Honors program who have completed at least 4 credits of GEOL 490 and have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher meet the requirements for departmental honors. Those students who have completed at least 4 credits of GEOL 490 and have a cumulative GPA higher than 3.20 meet the requirements for departmental distinction.