Programs

Geology Major

A study of processes affecting the earth - geological, hydrological, and chemical.

Required Courses

  • Physical Geology (Geol 121)
  • Mineralogy (Geol 221)
  • Petrology (Geol 320)
  • Structural Geology (Geol 325)
  • Sedimentology (Geol 225)
  • Earth Systems Climate Change (Geol 235) or Paleoecology (Geol 230)
  • One laboratory course in chemistry (CHEM) numbered 120 or above
  • Oral Presentations Seminar (Geol 332)
  • Senior Field Project
Select one of the following:
  • CSCI 101
  • MATH 101 or MATH 102
  • STAT 204


Select three of the following:

  • PHYS 101 or 102
  • ENST 217 or 317
  • FORS 121
  • FORS/GEOL 303
  • FORS/GEOL 314
  • GEOL 305
  • One unduplicated course from MATH 101 or MATH 102
  • A summer geology field camp (at least 4 weeks in length and at least 4 credit hours)
Additional requirements: Comprehensive senior examination

updated: January 9, 2017