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Geology Undergraduate Program

Geology Core Knowledge and Skills: Majors must complete the following courses:

Courses Hours
GEOL 101 The Way the Earth Works  
GEOL 103 Geology Fundamentals Laboratory  
GEOL 311 Mineralogy and Structure of the Earth  
GEOL 331 Sedimentology and Surface Processes  
GEOL 360 Field Invesitgation  
GEOL 521 Paleontology  
GEOL 560 Introductory Field Geology  
GEOL 562 Structural Geology  

Geology Required Electives. Majors must complete a minimum of 15 hours in geology or related courses.

Environmental Geology Options: Concentrate on environmental geology with emphasis on water and the environment or urban environmental geology.

  • Water, Geology, and the Environment. Select GEOL 302, GEOL 351, GEOL 391, GEOL 541, GEOL 552, ATMO 515, CE 477, or BIOL 661.
  • Urban Environmental Geology. Select GEOL 351, ATMO 525, CE 477, GEOG 304.
  • Other Elective Courses. Select GEOL 532, ATMO 105, BIOL 414, BIOL 460, GEOG 558.
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