Environmental Geology, Bachelor of Science in Geology

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 121

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 47


Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Major GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Program Code: B395

Students who have not completed two years of the same foreign language in high school are required to take two college courses in the same foreign language. This additional coursework may add 6-10 hours to the minimum hours required for graduation.

To obtain a BS in Geology with an Environmental Geology option, a student must take the same coursework as that for a BS in Geology except for 16 hours of geology/geophysics and allied science electives which are more narrowly specified. The student must satisfy 6 hours of geology/geophysics and allied science elective requirements by taking an upper-division GEOL/GPHY elective and GEOL 4633. The student must also satisfy 9 additional hours of allied science elective requirements chosen from an approved course list.

In order to progress in your curriculum, and as a specific graduation requirement, a grade of C or better is required in each course listed in the curriculum. Students must also successfully complete all prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better before proceeding to the next course.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I) 3
MATH 1914 Differential and Integral Calculus I (Core I) 1 4
CHEM 1315 General Chemistry (Core II) 2 5
GEOL 1114 Physical Geology for Science and Engineering Majors 4
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
3
MATH 2924 Differential and Integral Calculus II 1 4
CHEM 1415 General Chemistry (Continued) 2 5
GEOL 1124 Earth History 4
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore
First Semester
MATH 2934 Differential and Integral Calculus III 1 4
HIST 1483
United States, 1492 to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
3
GEOL 2224 Introduction to Mineral Sciences 4
General Education Understanding Artistic Forms (Core IV) 3 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
PHYS 2514 General Physics for Engineering and Science Majors (Core II) 4
GEOL 3223 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology 3
GEOL 3233 Sedimentary Petrology and Sedimentology 2 3
Free Elective 4 3
 Credit Hours13
Junior
First Semester
PHYS 2524 General Physics for Engineering and Science Majors 4
GEOL 3114 Structural Geology 4
GEOL 3513 Fundamentals of Invertebrate Paleontology 3
Free Elective 4 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (Core III) 3
Free Elective 4 3
Science Elective (not Geology) 5 3
General Education Social Science (Core III) 3 3
General Education Western Civilization & Culture (Core IV) 3 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior
First Semester
ENGL 3153
Technical Writing 6
or Geowriting
3
GEOL 4113 Depositional Systems and Stratigraphy 3
GEOL 4633 Hydrogeology 3
Choose one of the following (see note below): 7 3
Global Geophysics  
Principles of Geochemistry (Slashlisted with 5223)  
Science Elective (outside the College) 5 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
GEOL 3123 Introductory Field Geology 3
Geology/Geophysics Elective (upper-division) 3
Science Elective (outside the major) 5 3
General Education Non-Western Culture (Core IV) 3 3
 Credit Hours12
Summer
GEOL 4136 Field Geology (Capstone) 6
 Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours121