2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 19, 2024  
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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