2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 30, 2022  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Geology [GLY]


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The liberal arts major in geology 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. Electives and College requirements:


The General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences (categories 2 and 13) are satisfied by courses in the major.

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124


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


Added concentrations have different four-year models.

First Year


Fall Total credit hours: 15-16


  • GE course
  • GE course

Spring Total credit hours: 15-16


  • GE course
  • GE course
  • Elective

Second Year


Fall Total credit hours: 15


  • GE course

Spring Total credit hours: 16 -17


  • GE course
  • Elective

Third Year


Fall Total credit hours: 16


  • GE course
  • Elective

Spring Total credit hours: 16


  • GE course
  • Foreign language
  • WI course

Summer Total credit hours: 3-6


Fourth Year


Fall Total credit hours: 15


  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Spring Total credit hours: 15


  • GLY elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

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