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Geology

Department: Geology

Core Courses

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
ESS 100 Environmental Systems I
3
 
N
 
GL 100 Introduction to Physical Geology
3
 
N
 
GL 101 Physical Geology Lab
1
 
N
 
GL 202 Historical Geology
3
GL 100
N
 
GL 210 Mineralogy
4
one semester of Chemistry
N
 
GL 300 Petrography
4
GL 210
N
 
GL 310 Structural Geology
3
GL 202
N
 
GL 389 Geology Professional Seminar
1
 
GL 240 Field Methods
4
GL 100
N
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MA 130 Calculus I
4

 

QM
CH 114 Intro Physical Inorganic Chemistry
4

 

N
QS
CH 115 Intro Physical Inorganic Chemistry II
4
CH 114
N
QS

Total credits = 38

Advanced electives and collateral science courses

Students must complete at least 12 credits from among those listed below:

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
GL 305 Hydrogeology
3
GL 100, GL 101, MA 130
N
 
GL 304 Paleobiology of Invertebrates
4
GL 202
N
 
GL 307 Geophysics
3
MA 130 & GL 202 pre or coreq
N
GL 401 Sedimentology
4
GL 202 & CH 114
N
 
GL 450 Geology Research
1-6
Permission of instructor
N
 
ESS 330 Geographical Information Systems
4
ESS 100
MA 230 Calculus II
4
MA 130
N
 
PC 200 General Physics I
3
PC 206 coreq
N
QM
PC 206 Physics Lab I
1
PC 200 or PC 202 or PC 204 coreq
N
PC 201 General Physics II
3
PC 200, coreq PC 207
N
QM
PC 207 Physics Lab II
1
PC 201 or PC 203 coreq
N
BI 305 Biostatistics
4
N
QS
ND.SS 214 Stats for Social Science
4
S
QS
MA 220 Introduction to Probability & Statistics
4
N
QS

Capstone courses

Students must complete at least one of the following advanced courses as a capstone experience. Completion of a second capstone course may be applied towards the advanced electives requirement.

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
GL 400 Petrology of Igneous & Metamorphic Rocks
4
GL 300
N
 
GL 405 Principles of Stratigraphy
4
GL 202
N
CW

NOTES: Students with Geology POEs must include at least 21 credit hours at the 300/400 level from the lists above.

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