Petroleum Geology, Bachelor of Science in Geology

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 122

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 48


Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Major GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Curriculum GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Program Code: B770

Students who have not completed two years of the same foreign language courses 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 listed 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
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 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
Choose one of the following (see note below): 5 3
Global Geophysics  
Principles of Geochemistry (Slashlisted with 5223)  
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (Core III) 3
Free Elective 4 3
General Education Social Science (Core III) 3 3
General Education Western Civilization & Culture (Core IV) 3 3
Science Elective (outside the major) 6 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior
First Semester
ENGL 3153
Technical Writing 7
or Geowriting
3
GEOL 4113 Depositional Systems and Stratigraphy 3
GEOL 4133 Petroleum Geology for Geoscientists 3
GPHY 4874 Seismic Exploration 4
 Credit Hours13
Second Semester
GEOL 3123 Introductory Field Geology 3
GEOL 4233 Subsurface Methods 3
Science Elective (outside the major) 6 3
Science Elective (outside the major) 6 3
General Education Non-Western Culture (Core IV) 3 3
 Credit Hours15
Summer
GEOL 4136 Field Geology (Capstone) 6
 Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours122