Major Requirements

COURSEWORK

The following courses (13) are required for completion of the major program in the Department of Geology:

Fundamental Coursework:

GEO 105Earth: Our Environment

4 units

Or

GEO 106Earth and the Human Future

4 units

And

GEO 215Evolution of the Earth

4 units

GEO 225Introduction to Field Methods

4 units

GEO 235Global Geophysics and Tectonics

4 units

GEO 305Earth Materials

4 units

GEO 315Sedimentary Geology

4 units

GEO 324Advanced Field Mapping

2 units

GEO 325Structural Geology

4 units

GEO 345Petrology

4 units

GEO 391Research Methods

2 units

GEO 491Senior Seminar and Thesis Research

2 units

Electives

Students must select an additional three courses from the list below:

GEO 245Earth's Climate: Past and Future

4 units

GEO 255Spatial Analysis with Geographic Information Science

4 units

GEO 342Geomorphology

4 units

GEO 355Paleomagnetism

4 units

GEO 390Special Topics in Geology

4 units


Mathematics Component:

Choose one option:

Option 1-

MATH 120Calculus 2

4 units

Or department approved equivalent.

Option 2-

MATH 110Calculus 1

4 units

And

Department-approved statistics course

4 units