BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Geology (Non-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
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
General Education 6
ENG 110 Writing I 3
Total hours15

Third Semester (fall)

CoursesHours
MTH 138 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 5
General Education 3
GLG 314 Historical Geology 3
GLG 332 Mineralogy 3
Total hours14

Fourth Semester (spring)

CoursesHours
GEO 363 Introduction to Geographic Information Science 4
GRY 108 Principles of Sustainability OR General Education focus on Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
General Education focus on Humanities 3
GLG Elective, higher than GLG 318 3
Minor courses OR General Electives 3
Total hours16

Fifth Semester (fall)

CoursesHours
General Education focus on Life Sciences (lab) 3
GLG Elective, higher than GLG 400 3
General Education focus on The Arts 3
Minor Courses OR General Elective 6
Total hours15

Sixth Semester (spring)

CoursesHours
GLG 333 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology 3
GLG 334 Sedimentary Geology 3
Course Required for Minor OR General Elective 9
Total hours15

Seventh Semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GLG 358 Writing II: Reporting Geological Information 3
General Education focus on Public Issues 3
GLG 412 Field Geology of the Midcontinent Region 4
Minor Courses OR General Electives 6
Total hours16

Eighth Semester (spring)

CoursesHours
GLG 340 Structural Geology 4
Minor Courses OR General Electives 8
General Education focus on Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total hours15
Degree plan last reviewed 04-09-2021.