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BS 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 241^ (FQ: Quantitative Reasoning) 4
DA, DH or DL: Arts, Humanities, Literature I 3
CHEM 161 3
CHEM 161L 1
Credits 15

Y1: Spring Semester

Course Credit
GEOL 112 (DB: Biological Science) 3
GEOL 112L 1
MATH 242 (GQR: Quantitative Reasoning) 4
CHEM 162 3
CHEM 162L 1
ENG 100 (FW: Written Communication) 3
Credits 15

Y2: Fall Semester

Course Credit
GEOL 342 3
PHYS 170 4
ENG 225 WI 3
FGA, FGB or FGC: Global Multicultural Perspectives I 3
GE HPP (Rec: GEOL 205) 3
Credits 16

Y2: Spring Semester

Course Credit
PHYS 272 4
FGA, FGB or FGC: Global Multicultural Perspectives II 3
DS: Social Science I 3
DS: Social Science II 3
GEOL Upper Elective 3
Credits 16

Y3: Fall Semester

Course Credit
GEOL 212 4
Elective 3
DA, DH or DL: Arts, Humanities, Literature II 3
GL: Language Arts 3
PHYS 170L 1
Credits 14

Y3: Spring Semester

Course Credit
GEOL 320 4
GEOL 340 4
PHYS 272L 1
GEOL 445 or GEOL 450 3
Elective 3
Credits 15

Y4: Fall Semester

Course Credit
GEOL 495A 1
GEOL 330 4
GEOL Upper Elective 3
WI Elective 3
Elective 3
Credits 14

Y4: Spring Semester

Course Credit
GEOL 495B 1
GEOL 370 (GE GCC) 3
GEOL Upper Elective 3
WI Upper Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Credits 16

Notes:

  1. Students must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in courses required for the major.
  2. At least 32 credits must be earned in courses at the 300- or 400- level. Courses in Group 2 supply 32 of these credits.
  3. Students preparing for graduate school consider taking: a summer field course in Geology and possibly MATH 300 Ordinary Diff Equations (3), CS 150 Intro to Computer Science (3) or PHYS 260 Computational Physics & Astronomy (3).

^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.