Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Bulletin: 2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin Program: Geology Major, B.A./B.S. Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Geology Major, B.A./B.S.

44 hours

Required Geology Courses (35 hours)

A grade of a C or better is required of all core geology courses:

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
GEOL 161 - Introduction to Geology or

USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 4
GEOL 151 - Geology of America's National Parks

USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 4

 

GEOL 162 - Historical Geology
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 4
GEOL 261 - Intermediate Geology
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
GEOL 301 - Mineralogy
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 4
GEOL 302 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 4
GEOL 315 - Paleontology
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 4
GEOL 316 - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 4
GEOL 345 - Structural Geology
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 4
GEOL 481 - Advanced Environmental Geology

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Writing


Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 4

Geology Electives (9 hours)

Select nine additional credit hours of 300- or 400-level geology courses to reach the required total of 44 credit hours in the major. A six- to eight-credit-hour summer field geology course completed at another school can be used to satisfy part of this requirement.

A maximum of four credit hours of GEOL 390 can be counted toward completion of the geology electives.

Supporting requirements for Geology major (23-25 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
PHYS 175 - General Physics I and PHYS 175L - General Physics I Laboratory Credits: 0

USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4

or

PHYS 205 - Intermediate Physics I and PHYS 205L - Intermediate Physics I Laboratory Credits: 0

USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 5

 

PHYS 176 - General Physics II and PHYS 176L - General Physics II Laboratory Credits: 0

USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4

or

PHYS 206 - Intermediate Physics II and PHYS 206L - Intermediate Physics II Laboratory Credits: 0

USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 5

 

CHEM 261 - General Chemistry I

USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4
CHEM 262 - General Chemistry II

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry; Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4
MATH 230 - Calculus I

USI Core 39: Foundations-Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning.


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4

Additional Science Course (3 hours)

Three additional credit hours in science or math must be selected from an approved list, in consultation with an advisor, to reach the required total of 23-25 credit hours in supporting requirements for the geology major.

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