BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Geology (Non-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 hours15-16
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I
or COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
3
GLG 110 Principles of Geology 4
General Education (Social & Behavioral Science) 3
General Education (Life Science) 3-4

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours13-15
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
or ENG 110 Writing I
3
CHM 160 General Chemistry I 4
MTH 135 College Algebra
or MTH 138 Pre-Calculus Mathematics
3-5
General Education (Arts) 3

Third Semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
MTH 138 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 5
GLG 314 Historical Geology 4
GLG 332 Mineralogy 4
General Education (Social & Behavioral Science) 3

Fourth Semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
GLG 333 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology 3
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
GLG/GRY/CHM elective (from B.6 list) 3
Course Required for Minor 3
Geology elective 3

Fifth Semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
GRY 363 Introduction to Geographic Information Science 4
GLG 358 Writing II: Reporting Geological Information 3
Course Required for Minor 3
General Education (Cultural Competence) 3
GLG 334 Sedimentary Geology 3

Sixth Semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
General Education (Humanities) 3
Course Required for Minor 3
General Education (Public Issues) 6

Seventh Semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15-16
GLG 340 Structural Geology
or GLG 570 Principles of Stratigraphy
3-4
GLG/GRY/CHM elective (from B.6 list) 3
Course Required for Minor 3
General electives 6

Eighth Semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours17
GLG 412 Field Geology of the Midcontinent Region 4
GLG/GRY/CHM elective (from B.6 list) 3
Course Required for Minor 3
General electives 7