Paleontology, Bachelor of Science in Geology

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 121

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 48

Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Major GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Program Code: B760

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.

In order to progress in your curriculum, and as a specific graduation requirement, a grade of C or better is required in each course in this 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
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
MATH 2924 Differential and Integral Calculus II 1 4
CHEM 1415 General Chemistry (Continued) 2 5
GEOL 1124 Earth History 4
 Credit Hours16
First Semester
MATH 2934 Differential and Integral Calculus III 1 4
GEOL 2224 Introduction to Mineral Sciences 4
BIOL 1114 Introductory Zoology 4
General Education Understanding Artistic Forms (Core IV) 3 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
HIST 1483
United States, 1492 to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
PHYS 2514 General Physics for Engineering and Science Majors (Core II) 4
GEOL 3233 Sedimentary Petrology and Sedimentology 3
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (Core III) 3
BIOL 1121 Introductory Zoology Lab 1
 Credit Hours14
First Semester
PHYS 2524 General Physics for Engineering and Science Majors 4
BIOL 2013 Evolution 3
GEOL 3114 Structural Geology 4
GEOL 3513 Fundamentals of Invertebrate Paleontology 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
GEOL 3223 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology 3
GEOL 4513 Evolutionary Paleobiology 4 3
GEOL 4413 4 3
General Education Social Science (Core III) 3 3
General Education Western Civilization & Culture (Core IV) 3 3
 Credit Hours15
First Semester
ENGL 3153
Technical Writing 5
or Geowriting
GEOL 4113 Depositional Systems and Stratigraphy 3
Choose one of the following (see note below): 6 3
Global Geophysics  
Principles of Geochemistry (Slashlisted with 5223)  
Science Elective 3
 Credit Hours12
Second Semester
GEOL 3123 Introductory Field Geology 3
BIOL 3403 Principles of Ecology 3
BIOL 5204 Vertebrate Paleobiology 4 4
General Education Non-Western Culture (Core IV) 3 3
 Credit Hours13
GEOL 4136 Field Geology (Capstone) 6
 Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours121