Sep 21, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geology, B.S., (Petroleum or Environmental)


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CIP Code: S410 (400601-01)
Total Credit Hours: 121
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Geology
Career Opportunities: Environmental Geology - Environmental protection agencies, Mining well service and drilling companies.
Petroleum Geology - Petroleum industry including oil and gas exploration and production, universities, colleges.

General Education Core Curriculum


Core Curriculum  

Freshman Year


Required Courses


Note:


1 Students who meet criteria set by the Department of Mathematics may register for MATH 270  upon entry. Those who do not meet these qualifications must take MATH 143 . Students are advised to complete this course in the summer semester prior to the freshman year.

2 With approval of the Department of Geology, TWO of the following may be substituted for MATH 301  :STAT 427G , STAT 428G , or ENVS 455G  and ENVS 464G , provided that the student satisfies core curriculum requirements by taking six hours of mathematics. NOTE: most graduate programs and many professional careers require the second calculus course.

Electives


Fine Arts (3 Credits)


Choose from the General Education Core  list of Fine Arts courses.

Total: 31 Credits


Sophomore Year


Electives


Biology (4 Credits)


Choose BIOL courses from the General Education Core  list of Natural Science courses.

History (3 Credits)


Choose from the General Education Core  list of History courses.

English Literature (3 Credits)


Choose from the General Education Core  list of Literature courses.

Total: 30 Credits


Junior Year


Electives


Focus Area (6 Credits)


Concentrations: environmental geology, petroleum geology. A list of courses that satisfy concentration electives is available from the advisors.

Total: 25 Credits


Senior Year


Electives


Concentration (9 Credits)


Concentrations: environmental geology, petroleum geology. A list of courses that satisfy concentration electives is available from the advisors.

Geology (3 Credits)


Choose from 100-200 level Geology courses, 300-level Geology field trips, or GEOL 305 .

Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 Credits)


Choose from the General Education Core  list of Social/Behavioral courses. Three hours must be at the 200 level or above.

Elective (3 Credits)


Total: 35 Credits


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