Geology Program Requirements

Program Requirements: Bachelor of Arts in Geology

(39 semester hours minimum in GLG; 51 semester hours minimum including related courses)

Strongly recommended for first year students

GLG 147 Introductory Seminar - Geology & Environmental Earth Science (1 hr)

Core Requirements (30 hours)

Select one of the following
GLG 111 The Dynamic Earth (3 hrs)
GLG 121 Environmental Geology (3 hrs)
GLG 141 Geology of US National Parks (3 hrs)

Select all of the following
GLG 115L Understanding the Earth Laboratory (1 hr)
GLG 201 Mineralogy (4 hrs)
GLG 204 Survival on an Evolving Planet (4 hrs)
GLG 301 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (4 hrs)
GLG 322 Structural Geology (4)
GLG 357 Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology (4 hrs)
GLG 411A Field Geology (6 hrs)

Electives (9 cr hrs required, at least 2 courses at 400 level) - Select from the following

GLG 335 Ice Age Earth (3 hrs)
GLG 354 Geomorphology (4 hrs)
GLG 402 Geomicrobiology (3 hrs)
GLG 408 Intro to Hydrogeology (4 hrs)
GLG 417 Forensic Isotope Geochemistry (3 hrs)
GLG 427 Isotope Geochemistry (3 hrs)
GLG 428 Hydrogeological Modeling (4 hrs)
GLG 432 X-ray Powder Diffraction and Clay Analysis (3 hrs)
GLG 435 Soils and Paleosols (3 hrs)
GLG 436 Paleoclimatology (3 hrs)
GLG 437 Paleontology in Conservation (3 hrs)
GLG 447 Volcanology (3 hrs)
GLG 450 Sedimentary Basin Analysis (3 hrs)
GLG 461 Geophysics (3 hrs)
GLG 467 Seismology (3 hrs)
GLG 492 Global Tectonics (4 hrs)
GLG 496 Isotopes in Environmental Processes (3 hrs)

Related hours (12-15 required)

CHM 141 College Chemistry (3 hrs) & CHM 144 Lab (2 hrs)

Select one of the following:
MTH 151 Calculus I (5)
STA 261 Statistics (4)
STA 301 Applied Statistics (3)

Select one of the following:
PHY 161 Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory I (4 hrs)
PHY 191 General Physics with Laboratory I (5)

Note:  Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Geology meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing GLG 204 and GLG 301 and one of the following:  GLG 402, GLG 408, GLG 417 or GLG 427.

Program Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Geology

(45 semester hours minimum in GLG; 68 semester hours minimum including related courses)

Strongly recommended for first year students

GLG 147 Introductory Seminar - Geology & Environmental Earth Science (1 hr)

Core requirements (30 hours):

Select one of the following
GLG 111 The Dynamic Earth (3 hrs)
GLG 121 Environmental Geology (3 hrs)
GLG 141 Geology of US National Parks (3 hrs)

Select all of the following
GLG 115L Laboratory (1 hr)
GLG 201 Mineralogy (4 hrs)
GLG 204 Survival on an Evolving Planet (4 hrs)
GLG 301 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (4 hrs)
GLG 322 Structural Geology (4)
GLG 357 Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology (4 hrs)
GLG 411A Field Geology (6 hrs)

Electives (12 cr hrs, at least 3 courses at 400 level) - Select from the following:

GLG 335 Ice Age Earth (3 hrs)
GLG 354 Geomorphology (4 hrs)
GLG 402 Geomicrobiology (3 hrs)
GLG 408 Intro to Hydrogeology (4 hrs)
GLG 417 Forensic Isotope Geochemistry (3 hrs)
GLG 427 Isotope Geochemistry (3 hrs)
GLG 428 Hydrogeological Modeling (4 hrs)
GLG 432 X-ray Powder Diffraction and Clay Analysis (3 hrs)
GLG 435 Soils and Paleosols (3 hrs)
GLG 436 Paleoclimatology (3 hrs)
GLG 437 Paleontology in Conservation (3 hrs)
GLG 447 Volcanology (3 hrs)
GLG 450 Sedimentary Basin Analysis (3 hrs)
GLG 461 Geophysics (3 hrs)
GLG 467 Seismology (3 hrs)
GLG 492 Global Tectonics (4 hrs)
GLG 496 Isotopes in Environmental Processes (3 hrs) 

Research Project (3 cr hrs required)

Select one of the following:
GLG 377 Independent Studies
GLG 477 Independent Studies
GLG 498 Senior Thesis in Geology*
*
Public presentation of research project requiredI

Related Hours (23-30 cr hrs required)

CHM 141 College Chemistry (3 hrs) & CHM 144 Lab (2 hrs)

Select one of the following:
CHM 142  College Chemistry (3 hrs) & CHM 145 Lab (2 hrs)
GLG 211 Chemistry of Earth Systems (3 hrs)

Take this course:
MTH 151 Calculus I (5 hrs)

Select one of the following:
MTH 251 Calculus II (4 hrs)
MTH 249 Calculus II (5 hrs)
STA 261 Statistics (4 hrs)
STA 301 Applied Statistics (3 hrs)

Select one of the following:
PHY 161 Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory I (4 hrs)
PHY 191 General Physics with Laboratory I (5 hrs)

Select one of the following:
PHY 162 Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory II (4 hrs)
PHY 192 General Physics with Laboratory II (5 hrs)
GLG 261 Geohazards and the Solid Earth (3 hrs)