Feb 26, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Geological Sciences

Earth Science Education BS Four-Year Plan

First Year
ENGL 110 - Seminar in Composition (3cr.)   GEOL 110 - Earth’s Evolving Systems (4cr.)  
GEOL 107 - Geology of Dynamic Earth (4cr.)   PHYS 133 - Introduction to Astronomy (4cr.)  
MATH 221 - Calculus I (3cr.)  or MATH 241 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus A (4cr.)   Foreign Language Requirement
Breadth Requirement (1/4) Breadth Requirement (2/4) 
First Year Experience Free Elective (1/4)
Credits: 14-15 Credits: 17
Second Year
EDUC 413 - Adolescent Development and Educational Psychology (4cr.)   GEOL 203 - Earth Surface Processes (4cr.)  
GEOL 202 - Introduction to Earth Materials (4cr.)   GEOG 220 - Meteorology (3cr.)  
GEOG 235 - Conservation of Natural Resources (3cr.)  or GEOG 236 - Conservation: Global Issues (3cr.)   MAST 200 - The Oceans (3cr.)  or MAST 382 - Introduction to Ocean Sciences (3cr.)  
Science Elective (BISC 207  recommended) (1/3)* Breadth Requirement (3/4)
  Breadth Requirement (4/4)
Credits: 15 Credits: 16
Third Year
EDUC 414 - Teaching Exceptional Adolescents (3cr.)   EDUC 419 - Diversity in Secondary Education (3cr.)  (Multicultural Requirement)
GEOL 304 - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (4cr.)   GEOL 305 - Structural Geology and Plate Tectonics (4cr.)  
GEOG 320 - Water and Society (3cr.)  or GEOG 458 - Paleoclimatology (3cr.)   APEC 480 - Geographic Information Systems in Natural Resource Management (4cr.)  or GEOG 372 - Introduction to GIS (3cr.)  
Science Elective (CHEM 103  recommended) (2/3)* GEOG, GEOL or MAST 300-level Elective (GEOL 401  recommended (satisfies Second Writing Requirement)) (2/2)
GEOG, GEOL or MAST 300-level Elective (1/2) Free Elective (2/4)
Credits: 17 Credits: 16
Fourth Year
EDUC 420 - Reading in the Content Areas (1 to 3cr.)   EDUC 400 - Student Teaching (3 to 12cr.)  (nine credits) (Capstone and DLE)
SCEN 491 - Teaching Science in Secondary Schools (4cr.)   SCEN 492 - Student Teaching Seminar: Secondary Science (3cr.)  
Science Elective (PHYS 201  recommended) (2/3)*  
Free Elective (3/4)  
Free Elective (4/4)  
Credits: 17 Credits: 12
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.