Department of Geology, College of Sciences and Technology
The BA degree in geology is designed for students who want to study geology, but who are not intending to work as professional geologists. This degree is appropriate for someone interested in pursuing a liberal arts education with a less rigorous course of study in geology and supporting sciences than students in the BS degree. Thus students are allowed more flexibility for additional courses that complement their goals. An accompanying minor in one of the sciences or in mathematics is recommended.
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.
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.