Core Courses

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
GL 100A Environmental Geology
3
 
N
 
GL 101 Physical Geology Lab
1
 
N
 
GL 202 Historical Geology
3
GL 100A
N
 
GL 210 Mineralogy
4
CH 142
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 100A
N
CW
MA 130 Calculus I
4

 

  QM
CH 142 Integrated Chemistry: Principles I
3
corequisite CH 143  N  
CH 143 Integrated Chemistry Principles Laboratory I 1 corequisite CH 142 N QS
GL 126
or
CH144
Environmental Geochemistry
or
Integrated Chemistry: Principles II
3 CH 142
or
CH 143, corequisite CH 145
N  
CH 145 Integrated Chemistry: Principles Laboratory II
1
CH 143, corequisite CH 144
N
QS

Total credits = 34 or 35

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 100A
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 405 Principles of Stratigraphy 
4
GL 202
N
CW
GL 450 Geology Research
1-6
Permission of instructor
N
 
MA 230 Calculus II
4
MA 130
N
 
PC 211 Environmental Physics 3 PC 211L coreq N QM
PC 211L Environmental Physics Lab I
1
PC 211 coreq
N
 
PC 200 General Physics I
3
PC 200L coreq
N
QM
PC 200L General Physics Lab I
1
PC 200
N
 
PC 201 General Physics II
3
PC 201L, coreq PC 207
N
QM
PC 201L General Physics Lab II
1
PC 201  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 the following advanced course as a capstone experience.

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
GL 440 Field Methods II
4
GL 240
N
 

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

Curricular substitutions

  • PC 202/PC 203 may substitute for PC 200/PC 201