2011-2012 University Catalog 
2011-2012 University Catalog

Geology, BA

Banner Code:  SC-BA-GEOL

Students must fulfill all requirements for bachelor’s degrees , including university general education  requirements. Students majoring in geology must complete additional college requirements for the BA  degree in COS. Candidates for a degree in geology must also complete the following with a minimum GPA of 2.50 and through the course work below will satisfy the university wide requirements in natural science and quantitative reasoning. GEOL 317 fulfills the writing intensive requirement for this major.

This program of study is offered by the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences in the College of Science .

Degree Requirements

Chemistry (8 credits):

Mathematics (3-4 credits):

 one of the following:

Computer Science (3-4 credits):

 one of the following:

Program Courses (9 credits):

9 credits of degree-related course work in a coherent program designed in coordination with advisor and approved by department chair


* Students must achieve a grade of 2.00 or better in GEOL 302 before taking GEOL 304 or 308.

** 6 credits of GEOL 404, or a 6-credit geology field camp (see your advisor for details).

Total: 61-63 credits