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Major requirements

Geology

Geology major

Geology major
Courses

GEOL 225 Hydrogeology

GEOL 275 Historical Geology

GEOL 300 Mineralogy

GEOL 320 Petrology

GEOL 322 Sedimentation and Stratigraphy

GEOL 325 Structural Geology

GEOL 450 Geology Field Camp

CHEM 105 General Chemistry 1

CHEM 107 General Chemistry 2

MATH 131 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1

Two of the following courses:

PHYS 111 Fundamentals of Physics 1

PHYS 112 Fundamentals of Physics 2

PHYS 121 General Physics 1

PHYS 122 General Physics 2

Students take either PHYS 111 Fundamentals of Physics 1 (fall) and PHYS 112 Fundamentals of Physics 2 (spring) or PHYS 121 General Physics 1 (fall) and PHYS 122 General Physics 2 (spring)

Two of the following courses:

GEOL 230 GIS for Geosciences

GEOL 250 Geomorphology

GEOL 280 Introduction to Paleontology

GEOL 350 Glacial and Quaternary Geology

GEOL 389 Special Topics

GEOL 428 Environmental Geology Research

GEOL 490 Independent Study

GEOL 492 Directed Research

GEOL 496 Senior Thesis

Total Credits Required: 56

 All geology majors are required to attend a summer geology field camp, typically five to six weeks long, and usually taken between the junior and senior years of undergraduate study (transfers to SNC as GEOL 450). Attending field camp is an additional expense and must be taken through a university program approved by the geology faculty.


Senior thesis (GEOL 496) and a second semester of Calculus and Analytic Geometry (MATH 132) are strongly recommended for those students who plan to attend graduate school.
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