May 30, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Geological Sciences

Geological Sciences BA Four-Year Plan

First Year
ENGL 110 - Seminar in Composition   CHEM 103 - General Chemistry  and CHEM 133 - General Chemistry Laboratory   
GEOL 107 - Geology of Dynamic Earth   GEOL 110 - Earth’s Evolving Systems  
Mathematics Requirement* Foreign Language Requirement (1/2)
Breadth Requirement (1/9) Breadth Requirement (2/9)
First Year Seminar  
Credits: 14-15 Credits: 15
Second Year
BISC 207 - Introductory Biology I   GEOL 203 - Earth Surface Processes  
GEOL 202 - Introduction to Earth Materials   GEOL 302 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology  
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   GEOL 305 - Structural Geology and Plate Tectonics  
PHYS 201 - Introductory Physics I  and PHYS 221 - Introductory Physics Laboratory I   GEOL 306 - Geoscience Field Methods  (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.  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.