Program Requirements

The non-comprehensive degree option requires a minor or second major.

No minor or second major is required for the comprehensive option.

Geology (Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science

Major requirements (65-71 hours):

This major is designed for those who wish to seek admission to graduate school in geology or related fields.

  1. GLG 110(4) or both GLG 171(3) and GLG 172(1); GLG 314(3), 332(3), 333(3), 334(3), 340(4), 358(3), 570(3).
  2. Six hours from GLG 412 or GLG 413 or equivalent pre-approved field geology course transferred from another university.
  3. 10 additional hours of GLG courses numbered 318 or higher, with at least six of these hours from GLG courses numbered 400 or higher.
  4. GEO 363(4).
  5. CHM 160(4), 161(1); PHY 123(4) or 203(5); MTH 261(5) or 287(3).
  6. Seven to 10 hours from two of the following groups:
    1. CHM 170(3) and 171(1).
    2. PHY 124(4) or 204(5).
    3. MTH 280(5) or 288(3).
  7. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of GLG 358(3).

University level requirements:

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Geology (Non-Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science

Major requirements (45-47 hours):

  1. GLG 110(4) or both GLG 171(3) and GLG 172(1); GLG 314(3), 332(3), 333(3), 334(3), 340(4), 358(3).
  2. Four hours from GLG 412 or GLG 413 or equivalent pre-approved field geology course transferred from another university.
  3. Three hours from GLG courses numbered 318 or higher.
  4. Three additional hours from GLG courses numbered 400 or higher.
  5. CHM 160(4), 161(1).
  6. MTH 138(5) or 287(3).
  7. GEO 363(4).
  8. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of GLG 358(3).
  9. Minor required (or second major). Geology majors wishing to emphasize paleontology should minor in biology.

University level requirements:

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements