2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Apr 24, 2019  
2018-19 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. The program is registered with the New York State Education Department as a licensure qualifying program for the profession of Geologist.

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.: 58 credit hours


Composition and General Education courses: 21-27 credit hours
Foreign language courses: 3-12 credit hours
Elective courses: 19-34 credit hours

E. Additional requirements for the B.S. 58 credit hours


Composition and General Education courses: 21-27 credit hours
Foreign Language courses: 0-3 credit hours
Free elective courses: 28-37 credit hours

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120


Example of the B.A./B.S. in Geology over four years


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.)
    Elective (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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