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Geology Track

Geology Track

Here is a printable list of degree track requirements.

Core 55 credits
Earth’s Dynamic Interior (GEOL 101), Environmental Geology and Landform Development (GEOL 102), The Evolving Earth (GEOL 103) or Earth’s Interior Heat and Dynamics (GEOL 201), Earth Surface and Environmental Geology (GEOL 202), Evolution of the Earth(GEOL 203) 12
General Physics (PHYS 201, 202, 203) or Foundations of Physics I (PHYS 251, 252, 253) 12
General Chemistry (CH 221, 222, 223) or Honors General Chemistry (CH 224H, 225H, 226H) 12
Calculus I,II (MATH 251, 252) or Calculus for Biological Sciences (MATH 246, 247); AND one of the following: MATH 253, MATH 425, GEOL 418, or PHYS 481 12
Earth Physics (GEOL 315) 2
Introduction to Hydrogeology (GEOL 316) 2
Introduction to Field Methods (GEOL 318) 3
Additional Requirements 29 credits
Mineralogy (GEOL 331) 5
Introduction to Petrology (GEOL 332) 5
Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (GEOL 334) 4
Structural Geology (GEOL 350), Structural Geology Problems (GEOL 351), Structural Geology Laboratory and Field (GEOL 352) 5
Field Studies (GEOL 406) 12
Electives (choose from the following courses) 20 credits

Geological Sciences. Geology courses numbered 353, 363, 401, 403, 410, and higher (may include one course numbered 304–310). Up to 3 credits of Seminar on Current Topics in Geology (GEOL 407) may be included (P/NP).

Biology Biology courses numbered 306 or greater

Chemistry General Chemistry Laboratory (CH 227, 228, 229) or Advanced General Chemistry Laboratory (CH 237, 238, 239), Organic Chemistry I,II,III (CH 331, 335, 336), Physical Chemistry (CH 411, 412, 413), Inorganic Chemistry (CH 431, 432, 433), Chemical Thermodynamics (CH 444), Statistical Mechanics (CH 445)

Computer and Information Science Introduction to Programming and Algorithms (CIS 122), Computer Science I,II,III (CIS 210, 211, 212), Introduction to Algorithms (CIS 315)

Geography Climatology (GEOG 321), Geomorphology (GEOG 322), Introductory Geographic Information Systems (GEOG 416), Advanced Climatology (GEOG 421), Advanced Geomorphology (GEOG 422), Hydrology and Water Resources (GEOG 425), Fluvial Geomorphology (GEOG 427), Long-Term Environmental Change (GEOG 430)

Mathematics Introduction to Differential Equations (MATH 256), Several-Variable Calculus I,II (MATH 281, 282), Elementary Linear Algebra (MATH 341, 342), Functions of a Complex Variable I,II (MATH 411, 412), Differential Equations and Fourier Analysis I,II (MATH 420, 421), Statistical Methods I,II (MATH 425, 426)

Physics Introductory Physics Laboratory (PHYS 204, 205, 206), Foundations of Physics Laboratory (PHYS 290), Foundations of Physics II (PHYS 351, 352, 353), Mechanics, Electricity, and Magnetism (PHYS 411, 412, 413), X-ray Crystallography (PHYS 427)