Curriculum Requirements

Geological Sciences
GSC 110The Earth System 13
or GSC 103 Evolution of the Modern Earth's Environment
GSC 111Earth System History 13-4
or GSC 102 Evolution of the Biosphere
GSC 114Earth Processes Lab2
GSC 260Earth Materials4
GSC 360Depositional and Diagenetic Systems4
GSC 482Field Methods2
Select 9 credit hours of approved electives in Geological Sciences 29
Other Required Courses
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 107English Composition II: Science and Technology3
or ENG 106 English Composition II
Select one of the following:3-4
Precalculus Mathematics II
Finite Mathematics
Introductory Calculus
Calculus Concepts with Foundations A
Calculus I
Calculus I
Courses in approved minor15
Electives
Electives51
Arts and Humanities Cognate Courses9
People and Society Cognate Courses9
Total Credit Hours120-122

Suggested Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
GSC 110 The Earth System 3
GSC 114 Earth Processes Lab 2
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 108 Precalculus Mathematics II 3
HUM Course #1 3
 Credit Hours14
Spring
GSC 111 Earth System History 4
ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology 3
HUM Course #2 3
Minor Course #1 3
 Credit Hours13
Sophomore Year
Fall
GSC 260 Earth Materials 4
GSC 360 Depositional and Diagenetic Systems 4
Minor Course #2 3
Elective #1 3
 Credit Hours14
Spring
GSC 482 Field Methods 2
PS Course #1 3
Elective #2 3
Elective #3 3
Elective #4 3
 Credit Hours14
Summer
GSC 580 Summer Field Geology 4
 Credit Hours4
Junior Year
Fall
HUM Course #3 3
Minor Course #4 3
Elective #5 3
Elective #6 3
Elective #7 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
PS Course #2 3
Minor Course #4 3
Elective #8 3
Elective #9 3
Elective #10 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
Fall
GSC Course 5
PS Course #2 3
Minor Course #5 3
Elective #11 3
Elective #12 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
Elective #13 3
Elective #14 3
Elective #15 3
Elective #16 3
Elective #17 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours121