Aug 20, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Geology B.A./B.S.

Geology majors should consult their advisors about elective courses to meet their career and educational needs. Computer literacy is essential for all geologists. Departmental advisors can recommend electives for students desiring concentrations in energy and minerals resources, engineering geology, exploration seismic and near-surface geophysics, environmental geology and geochemistry, hydrogeology, igneous petrology, geochronology, sedimentary geology, biomineralization and biogeochemistry. Students intending to earn advanced degrees should visit with the departmental graduate advisor concerning entrance requirements of graduate programs.

Bachelor’s degree requirements


Plus at least one each from Groups I, II and III below and one additional elective from Groups I, II, III, or IV.

Group II (Energy and Natural Resources)

Group III (Surficial Processes and the Environment)

Group IV (Other Electives)

Transfer students

In addition to the general instructions to transfer students, students planning to pursue a degree in geology should complete as many of the following courses or their equivalents as possible, then follow the course requirements for the geology option described above:

Total credit hours required for graduation: (120)