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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Geological Sciences

Geological Sciences BS Four-Year Plan

First Year
CHEM 103 - General Chemistry (4cr.)  or CHEM 107 - General Chemistry For Life Sciences I (4cr.)   ENGL 110 - Seminar in Composition (3cr.)  
GEOL 107 - Geology of Dynamic Earth (4cr.)   GEOL 110 - Earth’s Evolving Systems (4cr.)  
MATH 117 - Pre-Calculus for Scientists and Engineers (4cr.)  (if placed) MATH 241 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus A (4cr.)  
Breadth Requirement (1/6) PHYS 201 - Introductory Physics I (4cr.)  
First Year Experience  
Credits: 16 Credits: 15
Second Year
BISC 207 - Introductory Biology I (4cr.)   GEOL 203 - Earth Surface Processes (4cr.)  
GEOL 202 - Introduction to Earth Materials (4cr.)   GEOL 302 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (4cr.)  
MATH 242 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus B (4cr.)   Breadth Requirement (3/6) (should satisfy Multicultural Requirement)
Breadth Requirement (2/6) Foreign Language Requirement (1/2)
  Spring Break Field Course*
Credits: 15 Credits: 16
Third Year
GEOL 304 - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (4cr.)   GEOL 305 - Structural Geology and Plate Tectonics (4cr.)  
GEOL 400-level Elective (1/4) GEOL 306 - Geoscience Field Methods (4cr.)  (Capstone and DLE)
Second Semester Science* GEOL 400-level Elective (2/4)
Foreign Language Requirement (1/2) Quantitative Course (1/2)*
Free Elective (1/6) Breadth Requirement (4/6)
Credits: 15 Credits: 17
Fourth Year
GEOL 400-level Elective (3/4) GEOL 400-level Elective (GEOL 401  recommended (satisfies Second Writing Requirement)) (4/4)
Quantitative Course (2/2)* Breadth Requirement (6/6)
Breadth Requirement (5/6) Free Elective (4/6)
Free Elective (2/6) Free Elective (5/6)
Free Elective (3/6) Free Elective (6/6)
Credits: 15 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.  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. This document is intended as a supplemental advisement tool to be used in conjunction with in-person advisement and the UDSIS Degree Audit.  Students should direct any questions or concerns regarding degree progress to their advisor or Academic Assistant Dean.