BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Geology (Comprehensive)

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours14
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I
or COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
3
GLG 110 Principles of Geology 4
CHM 160 General Chemistry I 4
CHM 161 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
or ENG 110 Writing I
3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
MTH 138 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 5
CHM 170 General Chemistry II 3
CHM 171 General Chemistry II Laboratory 1

Third Semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours14-16
General Education (Social and Behavioral Science) 3
MTH 261 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
or MTH 287 Computational Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
3-5
GLG 314 Historical Geology 4
GLG 332 Mineralogy 4

Fourth Semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours13-15
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 1877
3
MTH 280 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
or MTH 288 Computational Calculus II
3-5
GLG 333 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology 3
GRY 363 Introduction to Geographic Information Science 4

Fifth Semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours13-15
PHY 203 Foundations of Physics I
or PHY 123 Introduction to Physics I
4-5
GLG 358 Writing II: Reporting Geological Information 3
GLG 580 Geochemistry
or GRY 348 Geomorphology
or GLG 415 Invertebrate Paleontology
3-4
GLG 334 Sedimentary Geology 3

Sixth Semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15-16
PHY 204 Foundations of Physics II
or PHY 124 Introduction to Physics II
4-5
GLG 340 Structural Geology 4
GLG 412 Field Geology of the Midcontinent Region 4
General Education (Social and Behavioral Science) 3

Intersession (May or August)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
GLG 413 Field Geology 6

Seventh Semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
GLG 570 Principles of Stratigraphy 3
GLG 572 Geohydrology
or GLG 590 Applied Geophysics
or GLG 573 Engineering Geology
3
General Education (Public Issues) 3
General Education (Cultural Competence) 3
Geology Elective 3

Eighth Semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours14-15
Geology Elective 5
General Education (Humanities) 3
General Education (Arts) 3
General elective (Life Science) 3-4