2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived 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 meet the current market demands for professional geologists as well as requirements of graduate programs in geology.

Career Potential

  • Geologic consulting
  • Research or academic scientist
  • Mining and petroleum exploration
  • State and federal agencies

A. Required Courses in Geology: 34-37 credit hours

B. Elective Courses in Geology: 0-3 credit hours from the following to bring the total in GLY to 37:

D. College requirements: 37 credit hours

The General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences (categories 2 and 13), quantitative skills (category 1), and presentation skills (category 10) are satisfied by courses in the major.

E. Free electives: 18 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

Second Year

Fall Total credit hours: 14

  • GE course

Spring Total credit hours: 14

  •  GE course

Third Year

Fall Total credit hours: 16

  • Two GE courses

Spring Total credit hours: 16

  • GE course
  • Foreign language
  • Elective

Summer Total credit hours: 3-4

Fourth Year

Fall Total credit hours: 12

  • Writing Intensive course
  • Elective

Spring Total credit hours: 15

  • GLY elective
  • Three elective courses

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