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Geology Undergraduate Program

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

Course Hours
GEOL 103 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 Investigation  
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.

General Geology Options: Concentrate on traditional geology with emphasis on the solid earth and the earth’s interior, earth surface processes, or environmental geology and natural resources.

  • Solid Earth. Select GEOL 312, GEOL 512, GEOL 513, GEOL 532, GEOL 572, GEOL 573.
  • Surface Earth. Select GEOL 171, GEOL 351, GEOL 532, GEOL 541, GEOL 722.
  • Geology and Natural Resources. Select GEOL 351, GEOL 391, GEOL 541, GEOL 572, EVRN 332 (Prerequisite: EVRN 148).
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