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BA Geology

Four-Year Academic Map 2018-2019

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This is a sample academic plan for students entering on the 2018-2019 catalog. Students should meet with an academic advisor prior to registration to formulate their own plan.

Y1: Fall Semester

Course Credit
GEOL 111 (DP: Physical Science) 3
GEOL 111L (DY: Science Laboratory) 1
MATH 125^ (FQ: Quantitative Reasoning) 3
DA, DH or DL: Arts, Humanities, Literature I 3
ENG 100 (FW: Written Communication) 3
Credits 13

Y1: Spring Semester

Course Credit
GEOL 112 (DB: Biological Science) 3
GEOL 112L 1
GQR: Quantitative Reasoning^ 3
CHEM 151 3
CHEM 151L 1
DS: Social Science I 3
Credits 14

Y2: Fall Semester

Course Credit
GEOL 330, GEOL 340, GEOL 342 or GEOL 370^^ 3-4
PHYS 151 3
PHYS 151L 1
DA, DH or DL: Arts, Humanities, Literature II 3
FGA, FGB or FGC: Global Multicultural Perspectives I 3
GE HPP (Rec: GEOL 205) 3
Credits 16-17

Y2: Spring Semester

Course Credit
DS: Social Science II 3
FGA, FGB or FGC: Global Multicultural Perspectives II 3
ASTR 180 3
WI Elective 3
Elective 3
Credits 15

Y3: Fall Semester

Course Credit
GEOL 212 4
GEOL Upper Elective 3
GL: Language Arts 3
Upper Elective 3
Elective 3
Credits 16

Y3: Spring Semester

Course Credit
GEOL 320 4
GEOL 330, GEOL 340, GEOL 342 or GEOL 370^^ 3-4
GEOL 445 or GEOL 450 3
Elective 3
Credits 13-14

Y4: Fall Semester

Course Credit
GEOL 495A 1
GEOL Upper Elective 3
GEOL Upper Elective 3
WI Elective 3
Elective 3
Credits 13

Y4: Spring Semester

Course Credit
GEOL 495B 1
GEOL Upper Elective 3
GEOL Upper Elective 3
WI Upper Elective 3
GE GCC^^^ 3
Elective 3
Credits 16

Notes:

  1. The following courses must be completed with a "C" or better: All geology courses listed above, MATH 125, CHEM 151-151L, PHYS 106-170L, and the non-geology alternative courses substituting for geology core courses.
  2. At least 36 semester hours must be earned in courses numbered 300-400. Requirements in the major supply 30-32 of these.
  3. Upper refers to upper division (numbered 300 or greater.)
  4. CHEM 161-161L may be substituted for CHEM 151-151L.
  5. PHYS 170 may substitute for PHYS 151.
  6. MATH 241 may substitute for MATH 125.

^Schedules will vary with the results of the math placement test. Some students will take MATH 140X in the fall and MATH 125 in the spring. Students that test into MATH 125 can take any QR GE course for the "second math course" in the spring of year-1.
^^Two of the core courses (GEOL 330, 340, 342, 370) may be substituted with selected courses from Geography, Marine Science, or Soils.
^^^GEOL 370 is a GCC course, so students taking GEOL 330-370 sequence may take a general elective instead of a GCC course.