Jan 31, 2023  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Geological Sciences

Geological Sciences BA Four-Year Plan

First Year
ENGL 110 - Seminar in Composition (3cr.)   CHEM 103 - General Chemistry (4cr.)  or CHEM 107 - General Chemistry For Life Sciences I (4cr.)  
GEOL 107 - Geology of Dynamic Earth (4cr.)   GEOL 110 - Earth’s Evolving Systems (4cr.)  
Mathematics Requirement* Foreign Language Requirement (1/2)
Breadth Requirement (1/9) Breadth Requirement (2/9)
First Year Experience  
Credits: 14-15 Credits: 15
Second Year
BISC 207 - Introductory Biology I (4cr.)   GEOL 203 - Surficial Processes (4cr.)  
GEOL 202 - Introduction to Earth Materials (4cr.)   GEOL 302 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (4cr.)  
Foreign Language Requirement (2/2) Breadth Requirement (4/9) (should satisfy Multicultural Requirement)
Breadth Requirement (3/9) Breadth Requirement (5/9)
  Spring Break Field Course*
Credits: 15 Credits: 15
Third Year
GEOL 304 - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (4cr.)   GEOL 305 - Structural Geology and Plate Tectonics (4cr.)  
PHYS 201 - Introductory Physics I (4cr.)   GEOL 306 - Geoscience Field Methods (4cr.)  (Capstone and DLE)
Breadth Requirement (6/9) Breadth Requirement (9/9)
Breadth Requirement (7/9) Free Elective (1/10)
Breadth Requirement (8/9) Free Elective (2/10)
Credits: 17 Credits: 17
Fourth Year
Second Semester Science* GEOL 400-level Elective (GEOL 401  recommended (satisfies Second Writing Requirement))
Free Elective (3/10) Free Elective (7/10)
Free Elective (4/10) Free Elective (8/10)
Free Elective (5/10) Free Elective (9/10)
Free Elective (6/10) Free Elective (10/10)
Credits: 16 Credits: 15
Total Credits: 124
     * See program page for approved courses.

Disclaimer: Four-Year Plans are a Departmental suggestion of how a student could complete this degree in four years (eight semesters). Students may opt to take courses in the summer or winter sessions. These plans do not take into account additional requirements brought on by minors or other majors. A Four-Year Plan is subject to change from year-to-year given the resources and focuses of the Department. This document is not intended to replace advising. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with his or her assigned advisor at least once a semester to monitor progress and ensure that he or she is on track to graduate on time. Students can also utilize the Degree Audit in UDSIS to monitor their progress.