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2015-2016 University Catalog 
    
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geology and Geophysics, BS


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About the Program

Within the geology and geophysics major, students can select elective courses to focus their study on areas such as basin analysis, biogeochemistry, engineering geology, geochemistry, geomechanics, geomorphology, geophysics, hydrogeology, paleontology, planetary science, sedimentology/stratigraphy, structural geology, and tectonics. The Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) Department has a low faculty-to-student ratio, which allows students to have a lot of one-on-one interaction with their professors. All undergraduates are encouraged to take part in research.

Geology and Geophysics Website

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Geology and Geophysics  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

code-BS
Code-GEOP
120 Credits
“C-“or better required in ^ courses

Departmental/Program Major Courses (49-50 credits)


Required Major Courses (49-50 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (61-67 credits)


Electives


(6 credits or more if needed to reach 120 credits of countable credits)

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology & Society Selective
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

16 Credits


16 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


14 Credits


16 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


13 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


15 Credits


6 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • EAPS Professional Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00 b
  • EAPS Professional Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00 b
  • Multidisciplinary/STS Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Free Elective(-if needed) - Credit Hours: 3.00

12-15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • EAPS Professional Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00 b
  • EAPS Professional Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00 b
  • General Education Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

12 Credits


Note


*Satisfies a University Core Requirement

a20000 level or above

b30000 level or above

Students must earn a “C-” or better in all required ^ courses.

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

2.0 average in EAPS major classes required to graduate.

Degree Requirements


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

Degree Works is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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