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  Nov 23, 2017
 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Geology [GLY]


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This liberal arts major in the Geology Department  provides a solid foundation in the geological sciences. The program is designed to prepare students for licensure as professional geologists as well as meet entrance requirements of graduate programs in geology.

Career Potential

  • Licensed professional geologist
  • Environmental or exploration geologist
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Research or academic scientist

Select one from the following:


D. Additional requirements for the B.A.: 55 credit hours


Composition and General Education courses: 21-27 credit hours
Foreign language courses: 3-12 credit hours
Elective courses: 16-31 credit hours

E. Additional requirements for the B.S. 55 credit hours


Composition and General Education courses: 21-27 credit hours
Foreign Language courses: 0-3 credit hours
Free elective courses: 25-34 credit hours

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120


Example of the bachelor's degree in Geology over Four Years


The Environmental Science (ENVS) concentration has a different four-year model.

First Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 14


First Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Fourth Year Fall


  • GLY 367 - Geomorphology (3 cr. hr.)
  • GE course (3 cr. hr.)
    GE course (3 cr. hr.)
    Elective (3 cr. hr.)
    Elective (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 15


Fourth Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


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