BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Geology (Comprehensive)

The following is a sample schedule for this major—your actual schedule may vary.

Meet with your advisor and find out the class schedule before scheduling classes.

Missouri State is committed to helping you graduate in four years.

The following degree plan is based on the 2021-22 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
GEO 363 Introduction to Geographic Information Science 4
GLG 110 Principles of Geology 4
CHM 160 General Chemistry I 4
CHM 161 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
MTH 138 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 5
General Education 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
Total hours15

Third Semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GRY 100 World Regional Geography OR General Education focus on Cultural Competence 3
MTH 261 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
or MTH 287 Computational Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
3-5
GLG 314 Historical Geology 3
GLG 332 Mineralogy 3
Total hours12-14

Fourth Semester (spring)

CoursesHours
GLG 334 Sedimentary Geology 3
Non Geology Elective 6
GLG 333 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology 3
GRY 108 Principles of Sustainability or Gen Ed Social Behavioral Science 3
Total hours15

Fifth Semester (fall)

CoursesHours
PHY 203 Foundations of Physics I
or PHY 123 Introduction to Physics I
4-5
GLG 115 Life of the Past OR General Education focus on Life Sciences (no lab) 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
General Electives 3
Total hours13-14

Sixth Semester (spring)

CoursesHours
GLG 340 Structural Geology 4
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 Electives 3
General Electives 6
Total hours16

Summer Semester

CoursesHours
GLG 413 Field Geology 6
Total hours6

Seventh Semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GLG 570 Principles of Stratigraphy 3
GLG Elective 3
GLG 358 Writing II: Reporting Geological Information 3
General Education focus on Public Issues 3
General Education focus on Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
Total hours15

Eighth Semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Geology Elective 3
General Education focus on Humanities 3
General Education focus on Arts 3
GLG 572 Geohydrology
or GLG 573 Engineering Geology
or GLG 590 Applied Geophysics
3
General Electives 3
Total hours15
Degree plan last reviewed 04-09-2021.