Curriculum Requirements

Geological Sciences
GSC 110The Earth System3
GSC 111Earth System History4
GSC 114Earth Processes Lab2
GSC 260Earth Materials4
GSC 360Depositional and Diagenetic Systems4
GSC 380Paleontology and Stratigraphy4
GSC 410Environmental Geochemistry3
or GSC 420 Geophysics
GSC 440Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology4
GSC 480Structural Geology4
GSC 482Field Methods2
GSC 561Colloquium - Current Topics in the Geosciences1
GSC 580Summer Field Geology4
Other Required Courses
CHM 111Principles of Chemistry I 13
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 107English Composition II: Science and Technology3
or ENG 106 English Composition II
MTH 161Calculus I4
or MTH 171 Calculus I
MTH 162Calculus II4
or MTH 172 Calculus II
Select one of the following:3-4
Environmental Statistics
Computer Programming I
Computer Programming II
Environmental Statistics
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Select one of the following options:6-8
Options 1:
College Physics I
College Physics II
Option 2:
University Physics I for the Sciences
University Physics II for the Sciences
Option 3:
University Physics I
University Physics II
Courses in approved minor 29-19
Electives
Arts and Humanities Cognate Courses9
People and Society Cognate Courses9
Electives28
Total Credit Hours120-133

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 161 Calculus I 4
HUM Course #1 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
GSC 111 Earth System History 4
ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
Minor Course #1 3
 Credit Hours14
Sophomore Year
Fall
GSC 260 Earth Materials 4
CHM 111 Principles of Chemistry I 3
CHM 113 Chemistry Laboratory I * 1
Minor Course #2 3
PS Course #1 3
 Credit Hours14
Spring
GSC 204 Environmental Statistics 3
GSC 440 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology 4
CHM 112 Principles of Chemistry II * 3
CHM 114 Chemistry Laboratory II * 1
HUM Course #2 3
 Credit Hours14
Junior Year
Fall
GSC 360 Depositional and Diagenetic Systems 4
PHY 201 University Physics I for the Sciences 4
Minor Course #3 3
HUM Course #3 3
 Credit Hours14
Spring
GSC 231 Field Study of Reef Systems Through Time 2
GSC 380 Paleontology and Stratigraphy 4
GSC 482 Field Methods 2
PHY 202 University Physics II for the Sciences 4
PS Course #2 3
 Credit Hours15
Summer
GSC 580 Summer Field Geology 4
 Credit Hours4
Senior Year
Fall
GSC 410 Environmental Geochemistry 3
GSC 561 Colloquium - Current Topics in the Geosciences 1
Minor Course #4 3
PS Course #3 3
Elective #1 3
Elective #2 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
GSC 480 Structural Geology 4
GSC 574 Special Studies * 1-4
Minor #5 3
Elective #3 3
Elective #4 3
 Credit Hours14-17
 Total Credit Hours120-123