Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Geology, B.S.

Four-Year Academic Map 2020-2021

This is a sample academic plan for students entering on the 2020-2021 catalog. Students should meet with an academic advisor prior to registration to formulate their own plan. Please tap the button following each course to view course description and prerequisites or see the UH Hilo Catalog for more course information.

Year 1: 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

Year 1: 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

Year 2: Fall Semester

Course Credit
ENG 225 WI 3
PHYS 170 4
PHYS 170L 1
GEOL 330 4
GE HPP (Rec: GEOL 205 ) 3
Credits 15

Year 2: Spring Semester

Course Credit
PHYS 272 4
PHYS 272L 1
DS: Social Science I 3
GEOL Upper Elective 3
FGA, FGB or FGC: Global Multicultural Perspectives I 3
Credits 14

Year 3: Fall Semester

Course Credit
GEOL 212 4
GEOL 445 or GEOL 450 3
DA, DH or DL: Arts, Humanities, Literature II 3
GL: Language Arts 3
WI Elective 3
Credits 16

Year 3: Spring Semester

Course Credit
GEOL 320 4
GEOL 340 4
DS: Social Science II 3
FGA, FGB or FGC: Global Multicultural Perspectives II 3
Credits 14

Year 4: Fall Semester

Course Credit
GEOL 495A 1
GEOL Upper Elective 3
GEOL 342 3
WI Upper Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Credits 16

Year 4: Spring Semester

Course Credit
GEOL 495B 1
GEOL 370 (GE GCC) 3
GEOL Upper Elective 3
WI 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 and a 2.0 in each GEOL course 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).