Geology Program Requirements

Program Requirements: Bachelor of Arts in Geology

(36 semester hours minimum in GLG; 48 semester hours minimum including related courses)

Core Requirements (30 hours)
One of these:

GLG 111 – The Dynamic Earth (3 hrs)
or GLG 121 – Environmental Geology (3 hrs)
or GLG 141 – Geology of US National Parks (3 hrs)
or GLG 180 – Gems and Gem Formation (3 hrs)
or GLG F108 – First-year seminar in Geology (3 hrs)

All of these:

GLG 115L - Laboratory (1 hr) GLG 201 – Mineralogy (4 hrs)
GLG 204 – Survival on an Evolving Planet (4 hrs)
GLG 301 – Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (4 hrs)
GLG 322 – Structural Geology (4)
GLG 357 – Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology (4 hrs)
GLG 411A – Field Geology (6 hrs)

Electives (at least one must be at the 400 level; minimum 6 semester hours):

GLG 335 – Ice Age Earth (3 hrs)
GLG 354 – Geomorphology (4 hrs)
GLG 402 – Geomicrobiology (3 hrs)
GLG 408 – Intro to Hydrogeology (4 hrs)
GLG 417 – Forensic Isotope Geochemistry (3 hrs)
GLG 427 – Isotope Geochemistry (3 hrs)
GLG 428 – Hydrogeological Modeling (4 hrs)
GLG 432 – X-ray Powder Diffraction and Clay Analysis (3 hrs)
GLG 435 – Soils and Paleosols (3 hrs)
GLG 436 – Paleoclimatology (3 hrs)
GLG 450 – Sedimentary Basin Analysis (3 hrs)
GLG 467 – Seismology (3 hrs)
GLG 492 – Global Tectonics (4 hrs)
GLG 496 – Isotopes in Environmental Processes (3 hrs)

Related hours (12-16 required):

CHM 141, or CHM 141R; CHM 144 College Chemistry/College Chemistry Lab (3 or 4, 2)
MTH 151 Calculus I (5) or MTH 153 Calculus I (4) or STA 261 Applied Statistics (3)
PHY 161 College Physics (4) or PHY 191 The Physical World (5)

Program Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Geology

(42 semester hours minimum in GLG; 63 semester hours minimum including related courses)

Core requirements (30 hours):
All courses required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in geology.

Electives (Minimum 9 hours):
Same requirements as for the Bachelor of Arts degree in geology plus one additional 400-level course.  See complete list above.

Research Project (minimum 3 hours):
GLG 377, GLG 477 or 498 or equivalent research project (3 hrs); public presentation of research project

Related Hours (21 - 30 required):
Same requirements as for the Bachelor of Arts degree in geology plus CHM 142, 145 College Chemistry/College Chemistry Lab (3, 2) or GLG 211 Chemistry of Earth Systems (3)
MTH 151 Calculus I (5) or MTH 251 Calculus II (4) or STA 261 Statistics (4) or STA 301 Applied Statistics (3)
PHY 162 College Physics/Lab (5) or PHY 192 The Physical World/ Lab (5) or GLG 261 Geohazards and the Solid Earth (3)