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Geology Undergraduate Program

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

Course Hours
GEOL 101 The Way the Earth Works 3
GEOL 103 Geology Fundamentals Laboratory 2
GEOL 311 Mineralogy and Structure of the Earth 3
GEOL 331 Sedimentology and Surface Processes 4
GEOL 360 Field Investigation 2
GEOL 512 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology 3
GEOL 560 Introductory Field Geology 3
GEOL 562 Structural Geology 4
GEOL 572 (or GEOL 573) Geophysics 3

Additional Geology Courses. Satisfied by completion of 2 of the following: GEOL 572, GEOL 573, GEOL 575, GEOL 577.

Technical Required Electives. Majors must complete additional courses to total at least 9 hours numbered 500 or above in geology, physics, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, or computer science. Courses numbered below 500 must be approved by a geophysics advisor.

More information is available in the KU Catalog (scroll down).

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