Nov 13, 2019  
2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geoscience, Geology Concentration, B.S.


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Major in Geoscience


All students pursuing the major in Geoscience must complete the General Education requirements and the departmental core requirements:

Recommended Curriculum


Following is a suggested pattern of study for the first two years; however, consultation with the assigned advisor is necessary before registration.

Freshman


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Sophomore


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Geology Concentration


In addition to the major requirements, students in the Geology concentration take GEOL 3050 - Field Methods in Geology  and GEOL 3060 - Computer Methods in Geology  . Students may select from the following career patterns:

Career Pattern: Geology


This program is designed for students who plan to become professional geologists or who wish to pursue graduate study in geology. The Geology career pattern consists of 93 hours distributed among major field core requirements (12 hours), career pattern requirements (39 hours), two cognates (19 hours and 18 hours), and general electives (5 hours). An additional 27 hours of General Education requirements are required.

NOTE:

*Not required of students with an A or B in both GEOL 1030  and GEOL 1031 
**Departmental core requirements

Geology elective to be chosen from the following: (3 hours)


Two cognates consisting of the following:


Cognate 2: 18 hours

NOTE:

Second semester physics (PHYS 2020 /PHYS 2021  or PHYS 2120 /PHYS 2121  may be substituted for BIOL 1110 /BIOL 1111 . Computer Science I, CSCI 1170 , and Probability and Statistics, MATH 2050 , are strongly recommended.

Career Pattern: Earth Science


The earth science program has two curricula. One, technical curriculum, is designed for those desiring a general background in earth science. The second, Earth Science for Teachers, is for those planning to teach the earth sciences.

The technical curriculum consists of 89 hours distributed among major field core requirements (12 hours), career pattern requirements (11 hours), career pattern electives (18 hours), a cognate (18 hours), a minor (18 hours), and general electives (12 hours). The minor, which must be in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics, or Computer Science, will be selected by the student and approved by the major academic advisor. An additional 31 hours of General Education requirements are required.

NOTE:

*Not required of students with an A or B in both GEOL 1030  and GEOL 1031 
**Departmental core requirements

NOTE:

*22 hours if GEOL 1040 /GEOL 1041  not taken

Technical Cognate: (18 hours)


Science or Math Minor: (18 hours approved by major academic advisor)


Career Pattern: Earth Science for Teachers


The Earth Science for Teachers curriculum is designed for those who plan to teach earth science in the secondary school system. This curriculum consists of 97 hours distributed among major field core requirements (12 hours), career pattern requirements (8 hours), career pattern electives (14 hours), a cognate (33 hours), and a minor in Secondary Education involving education courses and directed teaching. An additional 27 hours are required for General Education. Student must contact Secondary Education minor advisor for approval of appropriate courses for licensure. For specific procedures and additional requirements for teacher licensure, see College of Education .

NOTE: Please see Secondary Education minor  for minor requirements and additional information.

Required Courses: (8 hours)


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