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Geology

Department: Geology

Core Courses

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
EES 100 Introduction to Earth & Environmental Science
4
 
N
 
EES 110 Introduction to Physical Geology
3
 
N
 
EES 111 Physical Geology Lab
1
EES 110
N
 
EES 210 Historical Geology
3
EES 110
N
 
EES 211 Historical Geology Lab
1
EES 110, coreq EES 210
N
 
EES 220 Mineralogy
4
one semester of Chemistry
N
 
EES 310 Petrography
4
EES 220
N
 
EES 340 Structural Geology
3
EES 210 & EES 211
N
 
EES 359 Geology Professional Seminar
1
 
EES 200 Water Resources I
3
ESS 100 & EES 110 or permission
N
QS
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 = 40

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
EES 300 Water II
3
EES 110, EES 111 & 2 chemistry courses
N
QS
EES 320 Paleobiology of Invertebrates
4
EES 210 or BI 105
N
 
EES 330 Geophysics
3
EES 210 & EES 211; MA 130 pre or coreq
N
EES 420 Sedimentology
4
EES 210 & EES 211 & CH 114
N
 
EES 450 Earth & Environmental Research
2-6
Permission of instructor
S
 
EES 350 Geographical Information Systems
4
EES 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

 

A statistics class
4
 

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
EES 410 Petrology of Igneous & Metamorphic Rocks
4
EES 310
N
 
EES 430 Principles of Stratigraphy
4
EES 210 & EES 211
N
CW

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

Curricular substitutions

updated 7.11

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