B.S. Subprogram in Geological Sciences (old program)

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This information only applies to students who declared their major in Earth Sciences during or before Spring 2020 term and completing their degree before Spring 2023.

 

B.S. Subprogram in Geological Sciences (old program)

Preparation for the major:

  • Chem 1210, General Chemistry 1, 5 credit hours
  • Math 1151, Calculus 1, 5 credit hours
  • Math 1152, Calculus 2, 5 credit hours
  • Biology 1113, Energy Transfer and Development, 4 credit hours
  • Physics 1250, Mechanics, Thermal Physics, Waves, 5 credit hours
  • Earth Sciences 1121, The Dynamic Earth, 4 credit hours
  • Earth Sciences 1122, Earth through Time, 4 credit hours
  • Earth Sciences 2245, Introductory Data Analysis for Earth and Environmental Sciences, 4 credit hours

and complete either:

  • Chem 1220, General Chemistry 2 or Physics 1251, E&M, Optics, Modern Physics, 5 credit hours

with a minimum of 2 additional courses (6-10 credit hours) in sciences and mathematics, chosen from:

  • Chem 1220 and above, if not used above
  • Math 2153 and above
  • Physics 1251 and above, if not used above
  • EEOB 3310, Evolution
  • Geog 5900, Weather, Climate & Global Warming
  • Geog 5200, Cartography and Map Design

Other options require approval by an SES advisor.
Note: Where available, an Honors offering can be substituted for the equivalent non-Honors course listed in the Preparation for the Major.

Core requirements:

  • Earth Sciences 4421, Earth Materials, 3 credit hours, prereq: Chemistry 1210
  • Earth Sciences 4423, Intro Petrology, 3 credit hours, prereq: Earth Sciences 1121 & 4421
  • Earth Sciences 4530, Structural Geology, 4 credit hours, prereq: Earth Sciences 1121 & Physics 1250
  • Earth Sciences 4999.01(H),  Undergraduate Research for Thesis in Earth Sciences , 1 graded credit hour, prereq: Rank 4 in Earth Sciences & permission of instructor
  • Earth Sciences 5189.01, Field Geology 1, 3 credit hours, prereq: Earth Sciences 4423 & 4530 & permission of instructor (learn more)
  • Earth Sciences 5189.02, Field Geology 2, 3 credit hours, prereq: Earth Sciences 5189.01
  • Earth Sciences 4501, Paleontology, 4 credit hours, prereq: Earth Sciences 1122 & 3 cr hrs in Biological Sciences
  • Earth Sciences 4502, Stratigraphy and Sedimentology, 4 credit hours, prereq: Earth Sciences 1121 & 1122

and complete at least 2 courses (minimum of 6 semester credit hours) from Earth Sciences courses at the 5000-level or above (except from Earth Sciences 5189.03, 5189.04, 5189.05, 5189.06, 5580, and 5584)

or

Complete at least 1 course (minimum of 3 semester credit hours) from Earth Sciences courses at the 5000-level or above (except Earth Sciences 5189.03, 5189.04, 5189.05, 5189.06, 5580, and 5584), and GEOSCIM 5781.